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Windows Has Hidden Folder You Can't Find At All!


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#1 ComputerWhizz7

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 04:15 PM

Take a look at the link below.

http://www.windows-sucks.com/content/ms-hidden-files.shtml

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 04:30 PM

The hidden files are yes...its in case you ever do something illeagel and u try to erase it when they search your computer...its still there...and i knew that befor the artical because my friend who owns a computer store and is a tech support guy told me....i dont reccomend doing the DOS stuff btw...might not be safe...especially from previous viruses and stuff

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Posted 13 August 2006 - 05:28 PM

Thanks for your input.
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Posted 13 August 2006 - 06:43 PM

There would not be any preconceived bias here would there? :thumbsup: This will be a fair and balanced report of the facts, Right? Oh yeah look at the the URL. Sure it will be unbiased. :flowers:

The clincher for me on this information and it's worth is this: November 3, 2001
(v2.0 finished May 16, 2001; v1.0 finished June 11, 2000)

Written with Windows 9x in mind, but not limited to.

Just how relevant is all this information, Really?

And of course anybody who will not sign their own work but goes by a pseudonym of "by The Riddler" make it real high on my trustworthiness list.

Just another case of Microsoft bashing with little substance as far as I am concerned.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:27 PM

Im pretty sure there's a folder there....i've never looked lol but im pretty sure its there.....

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 03:26 PM

"Server not found" error.

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 04:50 PM

"Server not found" error.



Not for me, just now. :thumbsup:

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 05:47 PM

You might want to check out this page
if you're worried about that sorta thing
http://www.imilly.com/winclean.htm
I use winclean for 9x and I've had no
problems so far. some stuff is "dated"
but so is my sys :thumbsup:. there is a version for
xp as well but can't say anything about it.
lots of links, and she is no stranger at GRC

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Posted 20 August 2006 - 10:42 AM

Does this hidden folder exist or not?
If so can it be removed?
I searched for index.dat files and when I requested to open one.
There was a MS warning pop up.

I sure would like to hear the real story.

Because Im so confused.
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 02:59 PM

Take a read HERE Scarlett. Seems to be simple enough to fix.
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 08:55 PM

Thanks boop! :thumbsup:

I'm willing to try almost anything to prevent M$ from looking
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Posted 20 August 2006 - 09:09 PM

CCleaner can take care of the index.dat file if you wish to securely shred it.

http://ccleaner.com/features.aspx

Internet Explorer
- Temporary File Cache.
- URL History.
- Cookies.
- Hidden Index.dat files.
- Last download file location.


Edited by yano, 20 August 2006 - 09:10 PM.


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Posted 21 August 2006 - 09:42 PM

Im confused as to what these hidden files are? I can see them all in dos.

Some folders are protected from being seen from within windows, but thats by the desktop.ini file in that folder. Delete that file and you can see the folders and files.




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