Corrupted Index File


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JamesJ

How can one remove the index.dat file IE6 uses for the internet history?
Norton Fast and Safe Cleanup reports 6 files in the history file even though
it's supposed to have deleted the history files. According to a kb article
from
Symantec this is probably caused by a corrupted index file.

Any help will be appreciated.
James
 
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Sharon F

How can one remove the index.dat file IE6 uses for the internet history?
Norton Fast and Safe Cleanup reports 6 files in the history file even though
it's supposed to have deleted the history files. According to a kb article
from
Symantec this is probably caused by a corrupted index file.

Any help will be appreciated.
James
Log on as a different user and you will be able to delete the index.dat
files for other accounts. Be aware that these will be recreated as soon as
the users log on again. The file is used to keep track of local history as
well as internet history and it helps in the management of offline files.

I believe that the Symantec article could be incorrect. It is not unusual
for Explorer to show multiples on this file because:
-- there is more than one. At the very least, one in each: TIF, Cookies
and, if used, another in offline files.
-- Explorer does not show a true folder representation of the
cache/history folders. Think of these folders as mini programs within
Explorer. They create a "representation" of the cache instead of a true
file/folder listing. Some of those duplicates are "smoke" created by this
representation.

There are IE newsgroups on this server where you could ask for more
information about index.dat and IE6.
 
J

JamesJ

Sorry 'bout that. I posted before I looked.
I'll give it a shot.

Thanks much,
James
 
J

JamesJ

I logged in as Guest but the access to my stuff was denied.

James

JamesJ said:
Sorry 'bout that. I posted before I looked.
I'll give it a shot.

Thanks much,
James
 
C

Carey Frisch [MVP]

System Security Suite (3S) is a program designed to remove internet tracks
and junk files from your computer. It allows you to delete Cookies,
clear Internet Explorer Cache, delete index.dat Files, clear Typed URLs,
Windows Temp Folder and much more.
http://www.igorshpak.net/

--
Carey Frisch
Microsoft MVP
Windows XP - Shell/User

Be Smart! Protect Your PC!
http://www.microsoft.com/athome/security/protect/default.aspx

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| How can one remove the index.dat file IE6 uses for the internet history?
| Norton Fast and Safe Cleanup reports 6 files in the history file even though
| it's supposed to have deleted the history files. According to a kb article
| from
| Symantec this is probably caused by a corrupted index file.
|
| Any help will be appreciated.
| James
 
T

Ted Zieglar

<lol> You need to create another Administrator account, you silly person
you.
{;->
--
Ted Zieglar


JamesJ said:
I logged in as Guest but the access to my stuff was denied.

James
 
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Sharon F

Sorry 'bout that. I posted before I looked.
I'll give it a shot.
No problem, James. I think that your index.dat files are okay but it sure
doesn't hurt to check with the IE experts.

Take care,
 
G

Guest

Does this program work for all users or just the one it is installed under.
Not much info on the page about who to use this program.
does it run in the background?
should i see it in the task bar?
Im so lost.. LOL
 
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a nonymous

| Does this program work for all users or just the one it is installed under.
| Not much info on the page about who to use this program.
| does it run in the background?
| should i see it in the task bar?
| Im so lost.. LOL
|
| "JamesJ" wrote:
|
| > How can one remove the index.dat file IE6 uses for the internet history?
| > Norton Fast and Safe Cleanup reports 6 files in the history file even though
| > it's supposed to have deleted the history files. According to a kb article
| > from
| > Symantec this is probably caused by a corrupted index file.
| >
| > Any help will be appreciated.
| > James


To remove the index.dat file IE6 uses for the internet history:
http://www.mvps.org/winhelp2002/delcache.htm
 

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