Re: how to clear content of DAT-files?

From: LarryLamb (
Date: 03/17/03

From: "LarryLamb" <>
Date: Mon, 17 Mar 2003 19:59:43 -0000

<> wrote in message
> "LarryLamb" <> wrote:
> >Hidden files like Index.dat, records your internet activities.
> >This free program (RegSeeker) lets you look inside hidden files like
> >Index.dat.
> Does Microsoft provide a utility to view the content of these files?
> If not, what is their purpose?
> --
> Carey Gregory
> Windows Print Drivers and Components
According to Microsoft, these files are used to cache visited Web sites to
help speed up the loading of Web pages in Internet Explorer. Obviously this
cannot be the case because when you clear the Temporary Internet Files the
"index.dat" files remain behind and continue to grow.