I installed a cleaner utility last week and I've been clearing out lots of fragments, junk files and software leftovers. I could obliterate the "secret" hidden log files that are protected by index.dat - before I do this are there any snags or pratfalls I should take into account ? I know that Windows will create a new set of index.dat if I do away with the present lot and I know that it won't make much difference to the available memory or generally speed things up.
Best to enter the command now as you have to be quick in safe mode otherwise it will not work. You won't delete index.dat when you run the command in normal windows but the command will reamin in RUN for use in safe mode.
As soon as you get the system restore prompt in safe mode hit Windows Key +R and hit enter.