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Safe cleaning of Index.dat

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by xpshovelhd, Sep 21, 2004.

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  1. xpshovelhd

    xpshovelhd Thread Starter

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    Could anyone explain how to safely erase the Index.dat file? Do I need to boot from DOS disk? Or is there a reliable utility out there? Pretty new at using XP Home Edition, thank for your patience and replies. :confused:
     
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    (n) First Thanks to Mike5532g for the quick reply. I downloaded the index.dat Suite program, it's clean looking with nice toolbar, etc. It extracts files nicely, and with options to view and delete. The Help files didn't download, so I don't know where to reference what I screwed up. I extracted the index.dat files, then had it generate it's batch file. When the batch file ran on startup, I could stop it fast enough before it began deleting system files. Any ideas?
     
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    hi xpshovelhd , why not try a system restore :

    1. Log on to Windows as Administrator.
    2. Click Start, point to All Programs, point to Accessories, point to System Tools, and then click System Restore. System Restore starts.
    3. On the Welcome to System Restore page, click Restore my computer to an earlier time (if it is not already selected), and then click Next.
    4. On the Select a Restore Point page, click the most recent system checkpoint in the On this list, click a restore point list, and then click Next. A System Restore message may appear that lists configuration changes that System Restore will make. Click OK.
    5. On the Confirm Restore Point Selection page, click Next. System Restore restores the previous Windows XP configuration, and then restarts the computer.
    6. Log on to the computer as Administrator. The System Restore Restoration Complete page appears.
    7. Click OK.
     
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