I have file called Thumbs.db that I seem unable to open with anything. SQLite Database Browser can't do it, nor can LibreOffice Base. Opening up the file properties tells me it's an 'OLE2 Compound Document Storage' file.

I'm running elementaryOS (an Ubuntu derivative) on a HP Folio 13.


It's a proprietary Microsoft format. According to this, there's a independent utility called ripOLE that may open them.

  • Thanks for the answer, I ticked it because it should work and so you get the reputaton points, but I just took an easier route and borrowed a Windows computer from a friend to go through the file.
    – schtocker
    Jul 14 '13 at 13:44

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