Index dat in windows XP Home

  donmar 18:36 18 Oct 03

In Win ME I got rid of this file by logging on,creating a new account called no index,logging on and off a couple of times and that was that.No ever expanding index file.
Can this be done with XP Home and if so how? Don.

  hugh-265156 18:46 18 Oct 03

where exactly is the file you are trying to delete?

some info on index.dat click here dont recommend the software though.

  VoG II 18:47 18 Oct 03

click here will get rid of it but of course it will be re-created again.

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  hugh-265156 18:50 18 Oct 03

i use clean up too,its very good.

  donmar 19:01 18 Oct 03

Thanks guys will give it a try and let you know.Don

  donmar 19:29 18 Oct 03

Clean up seems to work very well and quickly but the 'Secure Clean' scanner finds them all after Clean up.Mostly as discarded file fragments in free space.Also as you say the file is re-created. With win ME,since 'no index' never surfed the web the index dat file remained empty however much time I spent surfing. Unfortunately although the secure clean scanner finds them all it seems unable to clean them.It's a shame we can't do the same in xp.Don

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