no more... just wondering on how to get all them old files and emails outta town..
Mandrake wrote:Since your using IE, you can't be that concerned about those files . . . and anyway, the files would be impossbile to get to if you installed onto an NTFS partition, and Windows File Protection would probabrly kick in and demand your CD.
the riddler wrote:Some of the most frequently asked questions...
Does this information apply for 95/98?
Yes. It was specifically written in mind for 9x systems.
Does this information apply for ME?
Most of it applies. It's important to note the index.dat files still do not get cleared properly after instructing MSIE to clear it. The instructions for clearing this information is the same except getting into real DOS mode requires a bootdisk (aka startup disk). If you don't have one or know how to make one then borrow one from a friend. Make sure it has a copy of 'deltree.exe' on it.
On a side note, I've heard complaints that after following the instructions to clear the TIF and History folders, Windows ME re-creates them two-fold in other locations. So be aware of the possibility.
Does this information apply for Windows 2K?
Not all of it. Again, the most important thing to note is that your index.dats do not get cleared properly. Advanced users can clear them by following these steps. (Requires a reboot so be prepared to do so.)
1) Using the "Find" utility, write down the locations of all your "Temporary Internet Files" and "History" folders. ([Start] > Find > Files or Folders)
2) Open up a DOS box and leave the expanded window open. ([Start] > Run > cmd.exe)
3) Ctrl-alt delete and kill your explorer task. (Once the explorer task has ended you should now have access to the "locked-down" index.dats)
4) Using the still-open DOS box you should be able to delete the index.dats. It's important to delete all the contents of your "temporary internet files" and "history" folders as well.
Afterwards, you'll notice the index.dats will automatically return but should be cleared of all urls.
Does this information apply for Windows XP?
Windows XP comes preinstalled with MSIE6 and I've heard that 6.0 doesn't have this problem. Though I can't confirm this. Let the record show that I wouldn't touch XP with a 10-foot poll.
Hope this helps,
GreenBud wrote:Does anyone know of any possible way to get at the hidden files on XP? Or a link that might lead me in the right direction?
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