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Now, may be found at:

Directory used as a cache of thumbnails.

Standard Specifications:


You can use the following as a basis to clean thumbnails. You may add this to a cron job.

find ~/.thumbnails -type f -atime +7 -exec rm {} \;


Various applications use this directory.


In Nautilus, See: Edit -> Preferences -> Preview: Show thumbnails.

In gnome gconf-editor, desktop > gnome > thumbnail cache, set the maximum age settings. The default is 180 (6 months).