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 Post subject: Internet Explorer index.dat files don't get erased ?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 5:31 am 
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Hi.

I am trying out Index.Dat Suite on my 'old' PC. It runs on Windows XP - no need to change that as it still works perfectly. Windows XP came with Internet Explorer 5, but as I never use or want to use IE, I removed it. One of the reasons for installing IDS was, that scanning still showed IE5 related index.dat files. Now after generating the batch file and restarting the computer, those files are still there.
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Some of them seem to be created anew after IDS wiped them, but others have not been deleted - as shown by their creation date. Leaving aside the fact that they are still being written to with no IE5 present, there appears to be no content in them.
Is all this normal, and why doesn't IDS destroy all index.dat files ?

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 Post subject: Re: Internet Explorer index.dat files don't get erased ?
PostPosted: Wed Oct 12, 2011 3:06 pm 
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The sizes and dates of the files in your screenshot are consistent with the default index.dat files, which indicates the "used" files were actually deleted.

Apologies for the delay.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 13, 2011 4:55 am 
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OK. Seems to be no problem then. As I noticed, those files also report "no contents found" when I check them at the end of a session with multiple visits to the internet.

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Michael



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No problem.

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