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Index dat files in Win XP

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by donseventy, Oct 20, 2003.

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  1. donseventy

    donseventy Thread Starter

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    When I had win ME I stopped this file by creating a new user called no index. I had to log off and on again and that was that.However much I surfed the net as me,no index never did.Full explanation at www.pcworld.com.

    Can anyone tell me if this can be done in XP? I can delete at present but windows recreates the file whereas in the method I used with ME it never had anything in it and so never needed to be deleted. ( I was the one on the net and the file was created in the no index user account. Don.
     
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    Try to create a *folder* named index.dat at the same place.
    Or try to set the attribute read-only for the index.dat.
    It did the trick for 9X/ME, don't know for XP/2K
     
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    Thanks a lot.Will try and then let you know.Don
     
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