Webpool & Indexdat files

Discussion in 'Computer Information' started by Cammie, Apr 3, 2004.

  1. Cammie

    Cammie Guest

    In windows cookies there is always a Indexdat.dat file and in my temp files
    there is a webpoolfile, both that cannot be deleted. They are small files,
    but what are their purposes?
     
    Cammie, Apr 3, 2004
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  2. Cammie

    WS Guest

    "Cammie" <> wrote in message
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    > In windows cookies there is always a Indexdat.dat file and in my temp

    files
    > there is a webpoolfile, both that cannot be deleted. They are small

    files,
    > but what are their purposes?
    >

    Difficult to know why these files are so hard to get rid of. There are many
    conspiracy theories as to why Microsoft has gone to quite extraordinary
    lengths to hide and protect these files. Microsoft has yet to provide a
    wholly convincing explanation.

    In addition to storing previously visited web addresses - which is bad
    enough - they also contain details of the cookies on your PC, plus
    information about "dynamic" web pages that are not supposed to be stored on
    your PC and there is speculation that this data could be used to retrieve
    passwords.

    So why won't Windows let you delete information stored in the index.dat
    files like you can with 'History' and Temporary Internet Files folder?

    In Windows 9x they can be erased in DOS mode using powerful delete commands
    or you can run a specialised clean-up program that deletes the contents of
    these files.
     
    WS, Apr 3, 2004
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