.THUMBDATA File Extension

Files with .THUMBDATA extension are used by Google Android to store a temporary database of thumbnails for images and movies. The Thumbnail Database is saved with an extension starting with .THUMBDATA...

General Information

File Function

Title .thumbdata File Extension
Extension .thumbdata
Primary Function Store thumbnails
Additional Functions Cache images

File Characteristics

Size Large
Format Proprietary, Binary
Editable No

Use Cases

Device Gallery Caching thumbnails
Performance Faster loading

Security and Practices

Security Risks Data recovery
Best Practices Regular cleanup

Historical/Version Information

Associated with Android Gallery
Versioning Varies by OS

Associated Types

Related Files .jpg, .png

Software Compatibility

Software Usage Policy OS Compatibility
Android OS Built-in Android
Photo Recovery Tools Varies Varies