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OS 10.4 - Where Does OS X and/or Finder Cache Thumbnails


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When Finder views a folder with images, it can generate thumbnails. Clearly it caches these somewhere, since they are always there if you come back to the folder at another time. Where (what folder) does OS X and/or Finder cache these thumbnails into? I want to be able to purge that cache from time to time to be sure it doesn't grow to an out-of-control size. I know that there are tools like OnyX that do this, but I would like to understand WHAT they are doing - I would prefer to be able to do it myself! Thanks.

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Thanks surfwax95, but there is no such file on my Mac. I have a new Power Mac G5, OS X 10.4.6 (Tiger). I do have ~/Library/Caches, but no Finder subfolder. I even checked for hidden files, but to no good end. Any other thoughts? I have Googled this topic to no avail. Any and all help appreciated.

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