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Old 06-16-2004, 04:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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How do you open an Index.Dat File in Windows XP?
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Old 06-16-2004, 04:57 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Just open it in notepad. It will pop up the info and allow you to edit it. Make sure when you save it that its a .dat file and not .txt
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Old 06-17-2004, 11:07 AM   #3 (permalink)
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There are index.dat readers on the net.
http://ukdownloads.net/internet/internetItoJ.html
Try this one. It's about half way down the page.
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I did what you said bla!!, but it didn't give me an option of saving it as a dat file. Is it possible to delete the index.dat file?
heavywx, would that index.dat reader allow me to do those things?
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Old 07-03-2004, 05:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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when ur saving just type the filename in as index.dat in notepad
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Just open it in notepad. It will pop up the info and allow you to edit it. Make sure when you save it that its a .dat file and not .txt
I dont' think you can just use Notepad to view those files.

Windows uses those *.dat files as part of the system files and is hidden by default. ZhengHe, there are plenty of freeware avialable on the internet to view those *.dat files - do a google search on DAT file viewer.
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Old 07-03-2004, 05:39 PM   #7 (permalink)
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when you save, it may say index.txt, but chang it to "index.dat" including the speech marks
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Old 07-03-2004, 05:42 PM   #8 (permalink)
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You can at least delete index.dat by browsing to C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files in winrar and deleting content.ie5 from there. It'll end up in the recycle bin - after a reboot there will be a new content.ie5 folder and you'll be allowed to delete the old one from the recycle bin.

You can open a copy of the index.dat file with wordpad if you hold ctrl and drag the index.dat file from the winrar folder browser to your desktop.
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Try Open Edit Index.dat in SafeMode....
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