I made a free open source tool for that purpose: Win Thumbs Preloader. Change the view to "thumbnails" and shrink it down as small as it'll go. Not sure about other versions, but for Windows 10: Go to Windows/Administrative Tools / Disk Cleanup Select what you want to cleanup, but make sure that you also include Thumbnails.
You may need to page down a few times to get them all to generate. Once Completed, the next time you open the File Manager it will generate new thumbnails from within each folder.
A linear time scale is not sufficient However, the overview gets lost when pictures of a certain subject are spread over multiple dates.
By placing each picture in a folder named after the date of the picture (YYYYMM or YYYYMMDD), the folders will be ordered by the date of the pictures.
By adding additional information to the folder name (like "20080629 holiday X"), they are easily recognized as well.
This indexation gives an indication how quick Picasa is in showing and managing pictures.
Even the scrolling through all pictures is very fast as well!
whose function is to allow the user view and organize the pictures in his/her PC.
Picasa searches for all the images in your HD and show them in the eye-catching and intuitive interface.Picasa imports the pictures automatically from the given location (camera or folder).Be careful not to delete the original pictures after importing them.There is a solution for this problem as well, by creating subject folders and to split this folder up in multiple folders with the dates as folder name.This way of acting is time consuming and mostly impracticable.All files will receive the same name and a unique number.