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Solved No more index.dat files?


MilesAhead

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#1
Has W8 abandoned index.dat files?

I didn't find any on my HD. Kind of unusual since even if I deleted them, they were recreated in W7 and earlier. Is the tracking job done some other way? Anyone hear anything?

For those who don't know MS used to/still does store info about places on the internet we visit. It used to create files named index.dat with this info. Call me skeptical but are we to believe giving up creating these files is giving up on the logging?
 

My Computer

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  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
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4wd

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#2
Looks like they've become container.dat, don't know if they serve the exact same purpose.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    W8.1, W7
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    HP \ Toshiba \ Lenovo \ Dell E7440
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MilesAhead

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#3
Strange. Mine are all zero length. I never deleted them. Unless CCleaner is doing it.

Edit: I do have it checked to delete index.dat in CCleaner.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.0 x64
    Computer type
    Laptop
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Toshiba Satelite C55D-A Laptop
    CPU
    AMD EI 1200
    Memory
    4 gb DDR3
    Graphics Card(s)
    Raedon 340 MB dedicated Ram
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Built in
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    640 GB (spinner) Sata II
    Keyboard
    Built in
    Mouse
    Touch pad