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INDEX.DAT ( the secret windows files )


Here is a great little trick for all you dual-booters; You know those ultra secret, sneeky ¨index.dat¨ files on your windows drive, the ones you can´t read nor delete ??

We have just the medicine for that in Linux:

CODE
# find /mnt/win_c -type f -name index.dat

This will find the files and print the paths to screen.
Suppose "/mnt/win_c/windows/Cookies/index.dat" is one of them, here is how to delete that file:

CODE
# rm -f /mnt/win_c/windows/Cookies/index.dat


Sure once you boot Windows again they will be re-created, but all the old info will be gone

* not 100% sure this will work on NTFS formatted partitions too.



Bruno


-- Jul 9 2003 ( Revised Dec 15 2005 ) --


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