- Decoder: http://sourceforge.net/projects/vinetto
- White Paper: http://www.accessdata.com/media/en_US/print/papers/wp.Thumbs_DB_Files.en_us.pdf
Thumbs.db is a file created by windows when thumbnail view is used. It is a hidden file not viewed by most users and not updated when files are moved from a folder which images have passed through or deleted. This gives a secondary chance that someone will leave behind at least partial evidence of an image in their windows folders.
The thumbnails in Thumbs.db are stored in a OLE 2 Compound Document format. It's the same format that MS Office uses.