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i recently started using google tool bar and ever since then i realized that it seached my comp and put out stuff i've deleted-i know how to stop it from doing that but what i need is how to delete my personal desktop index for windows xp
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I found this on another site. Hope it helps.

Delete all the files in this folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop Search
(where username is your actual username)

Please post back if that resolves your issue.
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the problem with that is that i don't see any folder called local settings or application in my computer but i found the Google and Google desktops search in the C:\program Files\Google\Google desktop search

and when i opened that folder everything there was basically everything that made Google desktop work so should i still go ahead and delete it?
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Local settings folder is hidden. Open My computer

Then click on tools and then click on Folder Option

After that go to view tab then check Show Hidden files and then click on OK

Now u'll be able to see local settings folder
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thanks that helped but the only problem is that the google desktop folder has another folder in it that is completely empty
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Go ahead and delete everything in the Google Desktop Search folder.
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well i deleted it but it seems like its still there cause i searched with google and its still showing me stuff from my computer
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My bad - there was more to it than I posted.

From http://www.tech-reci..._index_history:
Delete all the files in this folder:
C:\Documents and Settings\username\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Google Desktop Search
(where username is your actual username)

Now this will delete your entire google desktop search index. After you do it, you will find nothing in your google search. Uninstall and reinstall the desktop tool.

Next, set your directories that you don't want google to search...

That way, you can set your "pron" directory to "do not search" and all your pron or whatever will not be
indexed.

Hopefully, this will do it. Post back if not.
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yeah i noticed when i deleted that my google desktop stoped working so i uninstalled and reinstalled it but how how do i set my directries that i dont want googel to search, and what is the pron directory

Edited by buster blader, 11 December 2006 - 10:52 AM.

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i mistakenly double posted

Edited by buster blader, 11 December 2006 - 10:53 AM.

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Set various preferences in the Google Desktop Preferences page. Click the Desktop Preferences link on the Google Desktop home page or any results page to bring up various settings you can adjust.
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thank you i think i got it now
thanks a lot

Edited by buster blader, 11 December 2006 - 05:32 PM.

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