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John Bull

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I have Click & Clean on my Chrome as an extension - https://chrome.googl...amedcbeod?hl=en
and also on my Firefox as an addon.

What in layman's language are "indexed data bases" ?
Can they be deleted just like cookies and I can add them to my C&C delete selection ?

Click & Clean have this as an option on their browser closure delete list. See the following, my selection is shown :-
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Put simply, database indexes help speed up retrieval of data. The benefit of indexes is that your computer doesn’t have to work as hard to retrieve data. They're like book indexes, providing quick jump points to the full reference.
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Put simply, database indexes help speed up retrieval of data. The benefit of indexes is that your computer doesn’t have to work as hard to retrieve data. They're like book indexes, providing quick jump points to the full reference.


Thank you, that explanation is appreciated.

Do you know if these indexed data bases keep growing to some monumental MB storage ? C&C obviously consider they need deleting as they include them on their kill list. It seems that they serve a similar purpose to cookies, which we do not allow to grow indefinitely and clean out frequently.

Cookies perform the same definitive function as you describe for indexed data bases.
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You can delete the caches and indexes if you like, but your computer may seem a bit slow while it's rebuilding them.
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You can delete the caches and indexes if you like, but your computer may seem a bit slow while it's rebuilding them.


Again - thanks.

These indexed data bases must be a monstrous size if they have no inbuilt limit or periodic auto-clean. My computer is around 13 years old. The data bases must be really BIG. Caches and cookies do the same job in providing quick response to previously visited sites and they get cleaned on every browser closure.

I will add these indexed data bases to the C&C clean on closure.

Thank you for the replies Doc.
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You're welcome.
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