index dat in windows xp

  nosmo 16:03 01 Jan 2004

I searched the archives for info on the above heading,found the thread,and it gives a prog that will delete it.If i try to delete as normal i get a popup box.Cannot Delete is being used by another person or programme.If i use the prog to delete this file will it affect any programmes that i have,or is it best left alone

  spikeychris 16:05 01 Jan 2004

Depends on the program but the index.dat file will not allow you to delete it with Windows tools whilst Windows is in use.

  Gongoozler 16:32 01 Jan 2004

This site offers a 7-day free trial of software that claims to be able to delete index.dat click here

  VoG II 16:40 01 Jan 2004

click here

However, Windows will re-create Index.dat.

  spikeychris 16:43 01 Jan 2004

As the VoG says, Windows will ALWAYS create another index.dat file.

  nosmo 16:53 01 Jan 2004

Thankyou everyone,but one question remains.Does deletion interfere with any prog,s.

  VoG II 16:54 01 Jan 2004


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