In my WINDOWS Folder there is a Dat File called USER, what is it for? Also, what happens if it is deleted? Can it be deleted?
Holds info on where you've been on the net. Cleanup! click here can delete it but it will be back the next time you use the net.
er.... INDEX.DAT holds info on where you've been on the net.USER.DAT is a registry file. Delete or edit it and you'll wish you hadn't.....
OOps - wrong file. Blame Dr Gordons. Sorry and thanks Jester 2K II.
Yep do not delete at least not in Win98 it contains all you settings for desktop and computer just had a look at the file in Hexadecimal
Thanks Jester - I almost deleted the USER file!!!!!!!Incidentally, what's the URL for that you quoted?VoG: is the CLEANUP utility still useful to me?
Hove the mouse over the click here to see the URL or click it and read it from the top of the page.(i think thats what you wanted)
Yes the Cleanup! utility is still useful but be careful. It will delete all your cookies including those needed for banks etc. Just make a backup using (in IE) File/Import and Export and follow the Wizard.
Jester: how does the URL you quoted relate to my question? I'm missing something here. :-(
Read the page - it says"Your Windows 95 registry consist of two files called System.dat and User.dat."It tells you the answer to your question!
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