Clear index.dat files manually in Windows XP

So you think you know to to cover your history when browsing using Windows? This is a killer tip about the index.dat file. I sure didn't know this, killer tip! From TechTV: Even if you regularly clear your Internet History, Temp files, and cookies to keep ordinary snoops at bay, you're overlooking a very important detail: index.dat files. These hidden files contain information about your IE surfing history and your Outlook activity. On tonight's 'Savers, I'll tell you a simple way to uncover and clear 'em out manually. Microsoft claims index.dat files cache webpages you visit to help speed up the loading time in Internet Explorer. A lot of folks disagree, and there are a few conspiracy theories floating around about what index.dat files are really for. I'm not really worried because I know an easy way to get rid of them.

Comments (2)

D [TypeKey Profile Page]:

I read you telling us that you can clear them, but where to I look at where it has the steps? ty

JD [TypeKey Profile Page]:

trying to remove dat files from my xp

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