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InvisibleXochitl
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index.dat
    #1837129 - 08/21/03 02:03 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

using XP, under C:\Documents and Settings\Owner\UserData I have a few odd looking files including a file called index.dat. What is it?

I seem to recall such files keep logs of everything done via IE, and if so, I would like to get rid of it (especially since I no longer use bullshit IE - firebird all the way :smile: )

any thoughts and suggestions? Would a washing program like Window Washer (which I have installed) be adequate enough to totally clean out the files?


 


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Re: index.dat [Re: Xochitl]
    #1837211 - 08/21/03 02:24 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

This link sells software which I've never tried, but they also give a rundown on these files.

Link

Try a google for index.dat


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InvisibleXochitl
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Re: index.dat [Re: luvdemshrooms]
    #1837505 - 08/21/03 03:54 PM (13 years, 8 months ago)

I think I figured it out.

I guess the files are always locked while Windows is running, but can be cleaned before reboot (which Window Washer has an option of doing). If I am correct, the only way to get rid of such files is to uninstall IE all  together.

I wonder why Microsoft installs all these privacy destroying features...? How very Big Brother of them.

Thanks for the help :smile:   


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As we know, there are known knowns. There are things we know we know. We also know there are known unknowns. That is to say we know there are some things we do not know. But there are also unknown unknowns, the ones we don't know we don't know.

-Donald Rumsfeld 2/2/02 Pentagon


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