Delete index.dat file

Index files in Internet Explorer

Internet history is more than just a list of visited web sites. Computer stores multiple records of your Internet history that can't be easily deleted. Index.dat files are used by Internet Explorer to record information about websites you have been visited and details of cookies being stored on your computer. Whenever you visit different websites, information about visited urls, time of visit, images, scripts, tracking cookies and web pages' contents are saved to your hard drive. This speeds up access to the websites if you visit them again as Internet can open them from your hard disk instead of downloading them from the web.
There are three index.dat files used by Internet Explorer - history index.dat file, cookies index.dat file, cache index.dat file. Index.dat files are used by Internet Explorer to store Internet history, cache, cookies and other information about your Internet activity.

How to delete index.dat files

Although index files are useful, they can compromise your privacy as any person who has some knowledge about index.dat files and has access to your computer can see the history of your Internet activities. Index.dat files are system files and they can't be deleted manually as they are used by Windows all the time (index.dat files are locked by Windows). Their content is not deleted even if you clean browser history, cache and cookies.

How to delete index files in Internet Explorer

Index.dat files are system files and they can't be deleted manually as they are used by Windows all the time (index.dat files are locked by Windows). Their content is not deleted even if you clear browser history, cache and cookies.
History index.dat file in Internet Explorer
History index.dat includes URL entries used for AutoComplete. Every time you visit a web page, Internet Explorer inserts an entry in the history index.dat file
Although index.dat files are useful, they can compromise your privacy as any person who has some knowledge about index.dat files and has access to your computer can see the history of your Internet activities.
Cache index.dat file
Cache index file contains URLs with date and time stamps and pointers to cache files. Cache index files can compromise your privacy as any person who has some knowledge about index.dat files and has access to your computer can see the history of your Internet activities.

Cookies index.dat file
Cookies index.dat file contains URLs with date and time stamps and pointers to cookie files. Every time a web site places a cookie on your PC, Internet Explorer inserts an entry in the cookies index.dat file that associates a web page with a cookie file.

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