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#1 ghady

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 09:35 PM

i recently installed ccleaner.. it deletes files called "index.dat".. what are they? and will deleting them harm my pc in the long run?
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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:12 PM

Index.dat files are used by Internet Explorer and Windows to store history, Internet cache, cookies, User data records and other information about what you have done on the Internet or in your PC. You will not do harm by deleting them.

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Posted 16 September 2005 - 10:19 PM

Windows uses these files to store visited web pages ( r point to where they are stored on your computer) so loading them later is faster. These can be safely deleted.
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For further reading:
http://www.acesoft.net/delete_index.dat_files.htm

http://www.milincorporated.com/a_indexdat.html
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