Where are thumbnails cached on my local machine?

Note: This document describes functionality only available if you have taken control over a Toolkit configuration. Please refer to the Shotgun Integrations Admin Guide if you do not have a more advanced configuration.

Thumbnails used by Toolkit apps (like the Loader) are stored in the local Toolkit cache to prevent unnecessary subsequent calls to the Shotgun server. While the default location should work for most users, it is configurable using the cache_location core hook should you need to change it.

The default cache root location is:

Mac OS X

~/Library/Caches/Shotgun

Windows

%APPDATA%\Shotgun

Linux

~/.shotgun

 

Thumbnails are stored per Project, Pipeline Configuration, and App (as needed). The structure beneath the root cache directory is as follows:

<site_name>/project_<project_id>/config_<pipeine_configuration_id>/<app_name>/thumbnails/...

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