Fix: Thumbs Folder Keeps Appearing on Windows 8, 10 Desktop

By: Radu Tyrsina
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The Microsoft Support community forums are full with people complaining about various problems with their Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 devices. We go and select the most relevant ones and try to find a working fix together.
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There are plenty of various errors reported with Windows 8 and one of the latest ones is related to a small, but rather annoying problems that some users have been reporting. And while there were only a few to report this problem, there are many out there who haven’t voiced their concern. So, the purpose is to get more users express their problem and, why not, maybe find out a solution together. Here’s what the affected user has been saying:

Why is this folder always showing-up on my Desktop every time i reboot my PC. Delete it afterwards and then clean up Recycle Bin and then restart and that folder is on my Desktop again.

This is a rather annoying problem and I guess you’re curious in hearing out a workaround. Here’s what we have managed to gather so far on this, but we will keep searching for working fixes.

How to remove Thumbs folder from Windows 8 desktop

  1. There could be situations when this is nothing more but a virus, so make sure that you have performed an antivirus scan or that you have a reliable software installed. Also, it could be a malware, so also check for that.
  2. There are apps and programs which save the thumbnail pictures in a location apart from the music files. Make sure that it is not set to desktop
  3. Boot the computer in a clean boot mode to see whether there isn’t a problem in the start-up
  4. Upgrade to the latest Windows 8.1 version which fixes many of these bugs

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