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#31
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I'm sorry, canned response...was in a hurry.

just download and install on the current system

You don't need to worry about that other stuff, other than you need to download the correct version for your OS

ie sp2, get the sp2 version, sp1, get the sp1 version

then right click the file, choose COPY TO CD

what I want to do is blow away a certain file that will not delete from within windows--we will need to make a quick registry chance as well...let me know when you have the cd ready

In the meantime, go to MY COMPUTER > LOCAL DISK > DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS

what folders do you see here?


I have attempted to burn the CD using utility, but I get message " IMAPI service is disabled" needs enabling before continuing..
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please see the post above yours
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in fact, this might be easier still
http://www.it-mate.co.uk/

what I want to do is delete the index file (along with the other temp internet files) and see if we've got a corrupt file in there..

the way I was going to propose is complicated and I'm getting complicated it not what your after


OK done both, and ran auto detect, got two notepad files attached.

@echo off
echo This file will delete all index.dat files listed below. The Cookies, Temporary Internet Files, History, Temp folders, Recent Documents folder, swap file and any additional files or folders, will be cleared as per user Settings.
echo
echo Please note, use of this file is AT YOUR OWN RISK, Ur I.T. Mate Group will NOT be held liable for any problems caused due to the use of this file or any part of the Index.dat Suite software


del "C:\DOCUME~1\LOCALS~1\Cookies\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\LOCALS~1\LOCALS~1\History\History.IE5\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\LOCALS~1\LOCALS~1\History\History.IE5\MSHIST~1\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\LOCALS~1\LOCALS~1\History\History.IE5\MSHIST~2\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\LOCALS~1\LOCALS~1\History\History.IE5\MSHIST~3\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\LOCALS~1\LOCALS~1\History\History.IE5\MSHIST~4\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\LOCALS~1\LOCALS~1\History\History.IE5\MS273A~1\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\LOCALS~1\LOCALS~1\History\History.IE5\MSC851~1\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\LOCALS~1\LOCALS~1\TEMPOR~1\Content.IE5\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\Cookies\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\LOCALS~1\APPLIC~1\Google\Hello\db\2886723\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\LOCALS~1\APPLIC~1\Google\Hello\db\2886723\chat\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\LOCALS~1\APPLIC~1\Google\Hello\db\2886723\fileacl\chat\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\LOCALS~1\History\History.IE5\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\LOCALS~1\History\History.IE5\MSHIST~1\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\LOCALS~1\TEMPOR~1\Content.IE5\index.dat"
del "C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\UserData\index.dat"
cd C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\
rd /s /q C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\Cookies
cd C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\LOCALS~1\
rd /s /q C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\LOCALS~1\History
cd C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\LOCALS~1\Temp\
rd /s /q C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\LOCALS~1\Temp\
cd C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\LOCALS~1\
rd /s /q C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\LOCALS~1\TEMPOR~1
cd C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\
rd /s /q C:\DOCUME~1\PETE\Recent
cd C:\WINDOWS\
del /s /q C:\WINDOWS\Prefetch\*.*
exit
cls


Program : Index.dat Suite
Version : 2.9.0
Released: Monday 10th October 2005
Licence : Freeware
Author : Steven Burn
Company : Ur I.T. Mate Group
Website : http://support.it-ma...=index.datsuite
Download: http://support.it-ma...=index.datsuite
Support : services@it-mate.co.uk

***********************************************************************

Description:

Index.dat Suite is a rather unique program that allows you not only to delete the index.dat files, temporary internet files, temp files, cookies and history, but it also allows you to view the index.dat files on your system.

Index.dat Suite's current features include;

.: View and delete index.dat files
.: View and delete Temporary Internet Files (TIF)
.: View and delete Cookies
.: View and delete History
.: View and delete Temp files
.: View and delete Recent Documents
.: Delete Typed URL's
.: Delete Prefetch folder contents
.: Auto-generation of batch file to assist in deleting the index.dat files in DOS.
.: Optional add to RunOnce registry key
.: Optional deletion of swap file (9x users only)
.: Optional defrag after file deletion
.: Full application logging

Updates:

Fixed: Error message was shown during cleaning, even when set to supress
Fixed: Major bug in "Clean them all" feature

Known Issues:

Index.dat Suite scans network, but only when location is mapped as a drive letter

Stop does not always stop when running multi-drive scan

- I'm not quite sure whats causing this at present as I've checked
everything is as it should be and can't see anything wrong. I'll
keep working on this and see if I can sort it out.

Updates planned:

****************************
Additions
****************************

None

****************************
Bug fixes
****************************

Fix: UNC path support
Fix: Stop does not always stop when running multi-drive scan

****************************
Modifications
****************************

None at present

Notes:

I've modified the batch file generation routine to include the cookies, TIF, temp, recent and prefetch (XP) as default due several requests.
If you do NOT wish to have these included, you will need to de-select them in the Index.dat Suite settings (Folders tab).

I have also modified the batch file generation routine to include custom folders, without your having to go via
the Batch File Generation wizard (this can now be skipped if you wish).

There has also been an additional CLP (command line parameter) added in the form of /clean.
This option can either be used on it's own, or combined with /auto (e.g. "/auto /clean")
to have Index.dat Suite perform the "Clean Them All" feature provided via the Tools > Cleanup menu,
without your having to launch the program and do it yourself.

Installation:

Full/Basic install:

Run Setup file (idsuite.exe)

Update:

Extract files to the Index.dat Suite program folder

Manual (No-install):

Extract files to a location of your choice.

Uninstallation:

Full/Basic Install:

Start > Settings > Control Panel > Add/Remove Programs

Update:

Delete Index.dat Suite folder

Manual (No-install):

Delete Index.dat Suite folder

***********************************************************************
CONDITIONS OF USE
***********************************************************************

See enclosed EULA.txt
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yes, well, reboot....that batch file was added to your runonce setting so on next reboot it will delete the index.dat keys, which I think may be contributing --also, do delete temporary internet files as described above
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Still hasn't done the trick gerry.
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Control PPanel > users...create a new user...

log in as new user

does problem repeat for new user?
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If I log in as a new user everything works fine.
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well, that is VERY interesting...time for a hail mary...let me check something and be right back
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this is what I would try next

first, make sure that the new profile is a computer administrator

log off your account, log into temp account

the, start > run
regedit
<enter>

select the Hkey_Current_User folder in the left pane by right clicking and choosing EXPORT

save the file as HKEYCU.reg and save it in the root of c:\

log off as temp account and reboot the machine into safe mode and log into your current account. Make sure any programs that start at startup are not running...quit them

navigate to the c:\hkcu.reg file and double click, say yes to merge with registry

You will get an error as you cannot write to open keys, but much of the merge will take place.

Reboot as normal

try again

NOTE: THIS PROCESS WILL OVERWRITE SOME CUSTOMIZATIONS LIKE DESKTOP SETTINGS, FOLDER VIEWS, etc.
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this is what I would try next

first, make sure that the new profile is a computer administrator

log off your account, log into temp account

the, start > run
regedit
<enter>

select the Hkey_Current_User folder in the left pane by right clicking and choosing EXPORT

save the file as HKEYCU.reg and save it in the root of c:\

log off as temp account and reboot the machine into safe mode and log into your current account. Make sure any programs that start at startup are not running...quit them

navigate to the c:\hkcu.reg file and double click, say yes to merge with registry

You will get an error as you cannot write to open keys, but much of the merge will take place.

Reboot as normal

try again

NOTE: THIS PROCESS WILL OVERWRITE SOME CUSTOMIZATIONS LIKE DESKTOP SETTINGS, FOLDER VIEWS, etc.


Nice one Gerry!

That worked, and my PC seems to be faster when browsing, is this a by-product of the merge?
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great news!

We will never know what minor glitch there was in the registry...some stuck setting, some corruption, but the fact that a new user, which is built from a default registry template, didn't have the glitch

We overwrote the crapped out setting and it wouldn't surprise me if you got some other plus out of it.

Man, I am glad we got that one....sorry it took so long, but this forum moves pretty fast and it's hard to remember all the various problems
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Just one more question Gerry, if I delete the user account I merged with, of course the changes revert back to bad.

Is there any way of deleting the new account and not losing the new changes? It's a pain in the butt having to log in as PETE and ignoring totally the new account icon on start up?
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your saying you did delete it, and the problems returned, or if you delete it, the problems will return?
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