I am using Xubutu 20.04. I have observed that there might be some error in the Thunar File Manager. When I visit my videos folder, it creates thumbnails for first few rows, and then stops. I've tried reseting it by deleting the folder at ./config , but it doesn't seem to reset the file manager. However, when I restart my system, it works flawless, for few minutes, but again stops generating thumbnails.

Edit: It actually stops generating thumbnails for the folders of the entire system!


Thumbnails are saved into ~/.cache/thumbnails/ and the option to enable or disable the appearance of thumbnails is in Edit > Preferences > Show Thumbnails. It is possible that it is trying to create the thumbnail for 1 particular file and stops working from then onwards, so check if you can track down which file it stops at.

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