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Lost Index.dat

January 9, 2005 at 17:16:37
Specs: Windows XP Home SP2, P4@2.8GHz/512MB

I was going through my comp freeing up space, deleting anything temporary, cookies, etc, and in

C:\Documents and Settings\Matt\Local Settings\Temp\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5

I deleted an index.dat. I figured they recreate themselves after a reboot. But it's still not there. Do I have a problem?

Dell Dimension 4600i
Windows XP Home v2002 SP2
Microsoft Office 2003
Pentium 4 @ 2.8GHz
512MB DDR RAM
40GB HD

...If my computer's not happy, I'm not happy.


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#1
January 9, 2005 at 20:33:10

I believe that once you access the internet again that file will rebuild itself.

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#2
January 9, 2005 at 20:40:30

Thanks, but its not coming back. Isn't giving me any problems tho, so it should be ok.


Dell Dimension 4600i
Windows XP Home v2002 SP2
Microsoft Office 2003
Pentium 4 @ 2.8GHz
512MB DDR RAM
40GB HD

...If my computer's not happy, I'm not happy.


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#3
January 9, 2005 at 20:52:30

I have deleted that file and it has recreated itself. The size continues to get larger all the time.

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#4
January 10, 2005 at 05:07:04

it'll just keep getting larger and larger, this is normal. i delete this about once a week, as it can be used by spyware to track your movements. It wont hurt for you to continue to dump it when it gets too large.

faster, better, MORE!!


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#5
January 11, 2005 at 02:13:09

I recommend the use of index.dat suite
There is more than 1 index.dat file on your system, you know. This program tracks them all down for view or deletion,....Run this from time to time.

I do my best, but it's never enough!


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