Photoshop CS5: Unwanted thumbnails in folders

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Every time I save an image Photoshop CS5 makes a folder with 2 tiny jpg images, One is
160 x 105 pixels, the other 886 x 587 pixels. That even happened when I down loaded some images from a point and shoot - jpg camera.

I don't want them and don't know how to stop Photoshop from making the copies.

I tried turning off the thumbnail option on the “Save as “ command, but most time it’s grayed out.

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Photoshop can't do that. Photoshop just writes one file.

Where are you seeing these extra files?
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They appear in the folder at the same time that the image is saved. It seems to be a one step process.

Yesterday was the first time I downloaded some jpg files and the thumb nails appeared. The image gets titled vcm_s_kt_repr_821x624
It was downloaded with adobe bridge.
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Again: where are you seeing these extra files?
In the Finder/Explorer, in Bridge, in another application?

And again, Photoshop doesn't do that and can't do that.
The only time you could get multiple files is when saving DCS version 2 separations.

Unless you have some other software on your system creating those thumbnail files - I have no idea what you're seeing.
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It goes into the same folder that I save the image in. Here is the screen grab from a folder I called sample for adobe.



(This is what was loaded when I tried to load the screen grab jpg.) Can't even show you what the folder looks like.
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That doesn't look like Windows Explorer, and it's certainly not Bridge. What program is that?
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That's windows explorer. The small tiff files.folder gets saved at the same time I save the large tiff file in a folder, using photoshop cs5 with save-as command. In this case the folder was called "sample for Adobe."
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That still doesn't look right for Windows Explorer. Perhaps you have some utilities that add commands to the Explorer (why does it show libraries, slideshow, and disk burning)?

So something else on your system has to be creating those thumbnails -- again, Photoshop cannot and does not do that.
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Perhaps because the folder was on the desk top.

Getting the system checked now. It just did it again when I put a number of files in a zip folder. It make those damn little thumbnail folders in the zip. I am going crazy. If it's not photoshop, do you have any ideas? Thanks.
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It has to be some sort of utility that you added to the system.
But I don't know what would do that -- most just extend the Explorer to show thumbnails, not actually add a bunch of files.
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Well, we got it. In explorer under organize, > folder and search options >View>
Advanced settings, "show hidden files, folders and drives" Somehow that got checked and has been driving me nuts.

Thanks for your help with your wonderful product.
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That still doesn't explain what is creating those hidden files, because it isn't Photoshop.