Friday, 4 April 2008

Troubles with file Thumbs.db:encryptable

Yesterday under M$ Window$ I tried to copy the folder "My Documents" to and external hard disk in order to backup the content.

After a few minutes I got the following error :
"Cannot copy Thumbs: The file exists."

I found that the problem was the file :
Thumbs.db:encryptable , 0 KB , DB:ENCRYPTABLE File

I ran chkdsk /F but it didn't found an error.

I opened an explorer and selected "Tools" then "Folder options" and in the "View" tab i activate the option "Do not cache thumbnails".

I tried again, but I got the same error.

I tried to delete the file "Thumbs.db:encryptable" (it isn't marked as a read-only) and I got the error :
"Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk"

Searching the Web I found a few programs that can work with the NTFS data streams or alternate data streams.

LADS - List Alternate Data Streams

It didn't work, I got the error :
"Error 2 opening C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.HORUS\My Documents\Thumbs.db:encryptable"

I tested the program Streams.exe by Sysinternals with the same result.

"Error opening C:\Documents and Settings\Owner.HORUS\My Documents\Thumbs.db:encryptable:
The system cannot find the file specified."

Another program ADSPY

And the last hijackthis

But it didn't show the file thumbs.db:encryptable.

At last I rebooted window$ and started Ubuntu with the package ntfs-3g installed. So I deleted the file without problem (Ripley's Believe It Or Not!)


hu said...

I just had the same problem. There also was a file thumbs.db. I erased that one. I went up one level in the explorer and then back to the directory, and the Thumbs:db:encryptable file was gone. I am not saying it always helps, but it may be worth a try.

dan rogy said...

Do you have error messages?, like :
Cannot delete file: Access is denied
There has been a sharing violation.
The source or destination file may be in use.
The file is in use by another program or user.
Make sure the disk is not full or write-protected and that the file is not currently in use.

If yes, our progam will be helpful for you.

Windows Explorer/FAR would fail to copy/delete/rename any pathname longer than 256 characters. Our program LONG PATH Tool can handle pathnames of any length, up to the internal Windows limit of 32,000 characters.

Easy-to-use concept. This small and compact LONG PATH Tool is designed to provide nice, simple interface and a solid amount of options.
Fast speed of long path folder/files search.
No special system requirements. LONG PATH Tool works on any Windows version (NT/2000/XP/Vista/Windows 7).
Delete system locked files
Can delete files even from mapped network folders
Can list files and paths which have file path more than 200 characters long.
Close application that uses the file
Unload locking process
Copy and delete files and folders
Delete after reboot
Omits file name you specified is not valid or too long

dan rogy said...

path too long

garry dam said...

I just download and use "Long Path Tool" guarantees to fix your error fast and easy.