Re: Windows Indexing File

From: Dddd (
Date: 06/24/03

Date: 24 Jun 2003 05:44:31 -0700

"Poop Dogg" <> wrote in message news:<>...
> "Anonymous via the Cypherpunks Tonga Remailer" wrote in message ...
> >Windows has an indexing file (which can be deactivated by a user) which
> >indexes all files in one's computer.
> >1)Where is that file? (name/folder)
> >2)If I delete a file (or even overwrite a file using one of the
> >utilities that specifically overwrite its name as well), does that name
> >also disappear from the above indexing file as well?
> I'm not a computer expert, but I think you are referring to the
> File Allocation Table (FAT). Disabling this will destroy your
> computer's ability to access files on your hard drive. The FAT
> is so important that 2 copies are kept in case one becomes
> corrupted.

You may look here
- there is the information, that you want to know about index.dat. You
can't delete this files, you can just clean them up.
Regards, Dddd