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I have a Windows Server 2008 which I am using to store media files. I am accessing this server via a mapped drive from my Win 7. Both are x64.

When trying to delete folders, rename, move I get the following message. If I wait a while and retry, eventually the command passes. So after a while of managing my library, I have a number of these dialogs waiting for retrys. A retry interval could be a minute. enter image description here

What is the best way to avoid this dialog? Could it be that i am missing some sort of "file server service" on win2008?


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Would you consider completely disabling thumbnail generation a valid option? That would certainly work. Though it comes at the cost of some usability.

Group policy User User \ Administrative Templates \ Windows Components \ Windows Explorer

Turns off the caching of thumbnails in hidden thumbs.db files.

This policy setting allows you to configure Windows Explorer to cache thumbnails of items residing in network folders in hidden thumbs.db files.

If you enable this policy setting, Windows Explorer does not create, read from, or write to thumbs.db files. If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, Windows Explorer creates, reads from, and writes to thumbs.db files.

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