Index.dat in cookies folder

  Devious Dave 19:12 23 Sep 2003

Is it normal to have a file called "index.dat" in the cookies folder? I can't delete it as it is being used. Thanks for any info. Regards David.

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  spikeychris 19:16 23 Sep 2003

Yeah its normal.

  spikeychris 19:21 23 Sep 2003

Great explanation wasn't it..NOT.

Index.dat is just an index of your Temporary Internet Files, there are ways of deleting it in DOS or with some third party tools. It just rebuilds itself at bootup. Unless its growing out of size its fine to leave alone.


  Devious Dave 20:35 23 Sep 2003

Thanks, it's been bugging me for ages.

  Harold-235213 09:23 03 Oct 2003

Dave, A program called Skybot will list them for you. They are a complete record of every website you have ever visted. Noone seems to know why they are kept but I want to delete mine. If you find out pleae let me know, Mel

  Jester2K II 09:29 03 Oct 2003

Supercleaner click here lets you see whats inside and then delete it.

  Harold-235213 12:04 04 Oct 2003

Jester2K II
Seems to work. Much obliged!

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