I utilize rclone to connect a remote server to my Windows 10 computer as a drive. Unfortunately, whenever I open a folder containing videos, Windows Explorer automatically tries to generate thumbnails for them. This causes rclone to redownload the video files each time, using up excessive bandwidth.

To resolve this issue, I am seeking a way to stop Windows Explorer from creating thumbnails for the videos on this specific rclone mounted drive, without affecting other drives or folders. I have attempted switching to “list” view on the folder, but this did not prevent the thumbnail generation.

Askify Moderator Edited question May 1, 2023