Index.dat files-necessary or not?
After much research, Google finally provided several ways to entirely eliminate the Index.dat files, and disable the mechanism that recreates it. My question is can IE survive without it? I keep finding conflicting theories. One site says that nuking the Index.dat will destroy IE, another site says it will only sacrifice some of IE's functions, and another says it will have no adverse impact at all. Using the 'search' here seems to suggest that you all are in the 'sacrifice some functions' camp, but wanted to check and make sure I'm understanding what has been said.