[Wolves] Konqueror question

Ron Wellsted wolves at mailman.lug.org.uk
Tue Nov 19 20:26:00 2002

On Tuesday 19 Nov 2002 5:22 pm, Wayne Morris wrote:
> Hi,
> Whilst exploring the kde directory I found
> /.kde/share/thumbnails/
> which contains thousands of nested directories which end up with thumbnails
> of all sorts incl html files, pdf files as well as pictures
> What is the purpose of this directory structure?
> Seems like a big waste of space?

It is a cache of  the thumbnail images for Konqueror to display when 
previewing  a file.  If a thumbnail exosts it is displayed, if not one is 
generated and saved in this directory tree for future use.  It falls down if 
you delete files outside of Konquerer as the matching thumbnail will not be 

Ron Wellsted