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I have a problem with thumbnails on my Ubuntu 12.04 LTS 32-bit system with Cinnamon 2.0.14 DE and Nemo 2.08.

I have tried removing the ~/.thumbnails directory but it is not working for me. This is very weird because when I open an image in Eye of GNOME, Nemo is creating thumbnails but other images doesn't have preview thumbnails as one can see in my screenshots below. I have changed the preview settings as show miniatures always.

Screenshot 1:

directory full of images

Screenshot 2:


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Nemo makes previews only for files less than one MB by default. You can change this from its preferences:


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This worked for me in Nemo-2.4.4 – libregeek Feb 7 '15 at 4:05
I know this is an old question, but do you know how to set the size as a custom value? I'm looking for thumbs on files smaller than 25MB, any ideas? – Felipe Jul 4 at 2:47

The solution below works for 32 and 64 bit systems (tested on cinnamon 17):

In your home directory remove the .thumbnails subdirectory:

rm ~/.thumbnails

Set a new link for the cache folder:

cd ~
ln -s .cache/thumbnails .thumbnails
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