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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

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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Very good the answer above with little modification worked very well for me, linux mint 17 code name rosa,with cinnamon. I did not have the diretory .thumbnails on my home directory, so I executed the other commands and voila the thumbnails appeared, thanks very must for the post, I was struggling for days, and I could not find a solution.

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