Jump to content


Register a free account to unlock additional features at BleepingComputer.com
Welcome to BleepingComputer, a free community where people like yourself come together to discuss and learn how to use their computers. Using the site is easy and fun. As a guest, you can browse and view the various discussions in the forums, but can not create a new topic or reply to an existing one unless you are logged in. Other benefits of registering an account are subscribing to topics and forums, creating a blog, and having no ads shown anywhere on the site.

Click here to Register a free account now! or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.


Hello, I'm glad to be here.

  • Please log in to reply
1 reply to this topic

#1 Big Wolfe

Big Wolfe

  • Members
  • 1 posts
  • Local time:03:22 PM

Posted 14 April 2005 - 10:49 PM

I've discovered that I can't Delete, or even Virus Scan the "index.dat" file which is located in my Temporary Internet Files/Cookies.

What is it?

Why is it there?

Thanks in advance for any explanations or advice.

BC AdBot (Login to Remove)


#2 jgweed


  • Members
  • 28,473 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Chicago, Il.
  • Local time:03:22 PM

Posted 15 April 2005 - 12:12 AM

These files are used by IE and other Windows applications to store data; for example, IE will store the URLs of websites you have visited and OE will use it to log your Email. These files are usually hidden, and do not compress themselves or "go away" when you clear temporary internet files.
There are many second party applications that allow you to see these hidden files, and to delete them.
Hope this answers your question, and welcome to BC!

Edited by jgweed, 15 April 2005 - 12:13 AM.

Whereof one cannot speak, thereof one should be silent.

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users