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Bevysr

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I bought Evidence Eliminator (very costly) specifically to delete the index.dat files. However, this program does not do this! I have now downloaded Spider1.16. It shows me all the contents of my index.dat files & I am amazed! My problem: After I scan & get the results, I then clean with spider bite. BUT, the files remain on my screen, even after the machine reboots. Please tell me what I am doing wrong!
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Bev
 
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Hi Bevysr,I dont know why it wont delete the files for you,i have the same spider program and it works fine.But you can get rid of the index.dat files by doing this.Go to Start>Shutdown>restart in Ms-dos,at the c:\prompt type,

Smartdrv (hit the enter key)

Deltree/y Tempor~1 (enter key)
Deltree/y History (enter key)
Deltree/y Cookies (enter key)

Exit (enter key)

Now go back and run the spider program.There shouldnt be anything found by the program.

Let us know

Note,if your running windows ME,you will need the disk to boot into dos.
 

eddie5659

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Hiya

Let me guess. When you run Spider Bite, the log comes up with something like this:

C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\index.dat
C:\WINDOWS\History\History.IE5\index.dat
C:\WINDOWS\History\History.IE5\MSHist012002010420020105\index.dat
C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat
C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\*.*
C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\*.*
C:\WINDOWS\History\History.IE5\*.*
C:\WINDOWS\History\History.IE5\MSHist012002010420020105\*.*
*** Failed on C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\index.dat
*** Failed on C:\WINDOWS\History\History.IE5\index.dat
*** Failed on C:\WINDOWS\History\History.IE5\MSHist012002010420020105\index.dat
*** Failed on C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\index.dat
*** Failed on C:\WINDOWS\Temporary Internet Files\Content.IE5\*.*
*** Failed on C:\WINDOWS\Cookies\*.*
*** Failed on C:\WINDOWS\History\History.IE5\*.*
*** Failed on C:\WINDOWS\History\History.IE5\MSHist012002010420020105\*.*

If it is, the *** Failed means that it cannot find the files, which is saying that Spider is doing its job. Trust me, they're gone. Beach's method is also a great idea to set up.

Regards

eddie
 
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