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Old 10-09-2004, 09:33 PM   #1 (permalink)
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anybody know about the the documents and settings\*user*\ local settings\history\index.dat file

mine is 3.3 gigs the only reason i kno it was there is cuz i defragged and it wont defrag it. it wont show in explorer even show sys files and show hidden files enabled. my windows partition is at 58% fragmentation and its this file thats keeping it from defragging, whats it purpose, can i delete it from the command line, is it needed etc i only have 15% free on this drive so thats a really problem so i need to kno if this file is wasting space or not plus its 3.3 gigs thats bigger than my winblows install.

btw ive tried micro****s defragger along with diskeeper pro
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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mine is 32kb, so thats weird
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Old 10-09-2004, 09:58 PM   #3 (permalink)
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just thought i would show u how bad it is take a look at the pic
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:34 PM   #4 (permalink)
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really weird, delete it, as far as I know the index files can be deleted. You can also flush it with tools like system mechanic (I think)

BTW, I think Diskkeeper is really cool!!! But I like O&O more
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Old 10-10-2004, 04:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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download and use delindex.bat
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Old 10-12-2004, 11:49 PM   #6 (permalink)
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just to let u guys kno what happened

i wanted to c what would happen if i tried to delete it from the command line and it deleted it no problems surprisingly so its gone now with no ill effects so far and im now happily defragged
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cool, I knew it would work
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What is the best defrag tool out there? I assume that the windows one is not the greatest.
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Old 10-13-2004, 01:27 AM   #9 (permalink)
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i like diskeeper altho i havent used any others i dont think besides windows shiet one, this one takes a few mins to do what windows takes 2 hours plus tons more options etc
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Old 10-13-2004, 03:09 AM   #10 (permalink)
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1. O&O Defrag (Lots of options!!!!!!!)
2. Diskkeeper (You need the Pro version to have lots of options)
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