Any Mac user who has shared files with a Windows PC has found the useless and ever annoying Thumbs.db files in their directories. Thankfully there’s an easier way to remove these files using Spotlight.
- Launch Spotlight (command-spacebar)
- Type “Thumbs.db”, when a list is gathered hit the return key
- Click the ‘more’ button to show all search results
- Now simply drag and drop all of the Thumbs.db files into the trash, and empty the trash
- Done! Your Mac will now be rid of all Thumbs.db files
This is a very simple and much easier process than launching the Terminal and going through the command line. Thumbs.db are not a crucial system file files, like the DS_Store files on a Mac, they are simply a small cache file that holds thumbnail preview data for folders in Windows, so do not worry about deleting them from your Mac.
Good idea from LifeHacker