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After running CCleaner with Index.dat files option selected, I run Index.dat Analyzer v2.5 and this shows that most indexes have been deleted as expected, but one still remains ...

 

C:\Users\**\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\PrivacIE\Low\

 

Is there an explanation for CCleaner's failure to clear this index?

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are you running the latest version of CC?

did you still have Internet Explorer open when you ran CC?

 

i just did a test on my PC, index.dat there, ran CC, index.dat gone.

 

i also have Include7=PATH|C:\|index.dat|RECURSE in ccleaner.ini

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I have found that CC does not clean all index.dat files, just those that are thought - by CC - to be relevant. One glaring omission is PrivacIE/index.dat, so I have added that to the include section. As ever, anything that you think CC has missed, add to Include.

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Hi,

 

 

There are many index.dat files which are used and C Cleaner can't erase them.

Lots of are hidden or superhidden files.

 

To know which program uses them, we can use Unlocker 1 9 1. (Select the index. dat, right click and Unlocker)

 

To know what is in a indext.dat, we can put a shortcut to notepad in our folder Send To. (After, selection, right click, notepad)

 

MTA told: I also have Include7=PATH|C:\|index.dat|RECURSE in ccleaner.ini" I think it's a good idea. But we have to include this line wich C Cleaner 's interface.

 

Explanation of lines Ccleaner.ini

 

Include1=PATH|C:\1\|*.* We delete all files *.* in C:\1

Include2=PATH|C:\1\|*.man We delete all files *.man in C:\1

Include3=PATH|C:\1\|*.woman|RECURSE We delete all files *.woman in C:\1 and in its subfolder

Include4=PATH|C:\1\|*.child|REMOVESELF We delete all files *.child in C:\1, in its subfolder and we delete also empty subfolders

Include5=FILE|C:\1\|File.txt We delete the fil File.txt in C:\1

 

A game for young baby

 

Be careful, I'm sure that must be met in alphabetical order lines.

 

Best regards

 

R G

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@Roland GINEYS didn't you post something like this elsewhere on this site and weren't you already told by a moderator that suggesting (even with warnings) mass deletions like that was inappropriate?

 

also what does any of the below even mean

A game for young baby

 

Be careful, I'm sure that must be met in alphabetical order lines.

sounds slightly insulting if'n I were to wager

 

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Hi,

 

I joked. I wanted to explain.

 

If someone follows the advice: i also have Include7=PATH|C:\|index.dat|RECURSE in ccleaner.ini

All files index.dat on C: and subfolders will be deleted

Mass deletions like that was inappropriate in foler named Program Files and in folder named WINDOW.

 

Best Regards

 

R G

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If someone follows the advice: i also have Include7=PATH|C:\|index.dat|RECURSE in ccleaner.ini

 

Blindly deleting all index.dat files on a system will damage something when it isn't related to Internet Explorer at all.

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Andavari,

 

I tend to agree. Lines in ccleaner.ini with "RECURSE" or 'REMOVESELF" are child's game, but, we may delete important things.

 

Use only for little folders with some subfolders or if there is no risk. Never for an entire drive C:, D:, .

 

Best regards

 

R G

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child's game,

still unsure what this mean

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Hi, Nergal,

 

I'm french and when I tell 'baby's game" or "child's game", I mean: Very easy.

It is true that we can easily do a lot of damage to the computer without seeing anything. As a child with a box of matches.

C Cleaner doesn't delete index.dat most, because it can't possibly. This is a problem. I found a solution. I delete those system in C: from the system in G:. There are fifteen. they come wasted at system restart in C:.

 

Best regards

 

R G

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