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Old 08-11-2006, 03:57 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hello, someone said to me the other day, that all your internet files and everything are still stored on your hard drive even when you delete them from your internet settings! is this true? is there away you can delete all your internet cookies, files etc?
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Old 08-11-2006, 04:10 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I think if you do a disk clean up then it beleates cookies and stuff but im not sure.
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Old 08-11-2006, 04:17 AM   #3 (permalink)
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I guess he or she meant the Index.dat thing, please see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Index.dat
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:49 AM   #4 (permalink)
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google ccleaner, i use it and it seems to delete pretty much everthing internet related
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Index.dat are files hidden on your computer that contain all of the Web sites that you have ever visited. Every URL, and every Web page is listed there. Not only that but all of the email that has been sent or received through Outlook or Outlook Express is also being logged. The file names and locations depend on what version of Internet Explorer you have. If you are running IE version 4.0 or above, the file name is "index.dat". Microsoft has not supplied an adequate explanation as to what these files are for or why they have been hidden so well.
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Old 08-11-2006, 01:57 PM   #7 (permalink)
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yea...CCleaner cleans that up

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccleaner/
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