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    C:\Windows\Temp File

    Is it safe to delete: C:Temp Internet File - Error message: error occured while loading C:Temp.internet IE5index.dat - file is damaged or is not a valid Dr. Watson Log file ?

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    Re: C:\Windows\Temp File

    Where are you seeing this message ?? Or is it actually a file ??? Do you mean C:WindowsTemporary Internet Files Error message: error occured while loading C:Temp.internet IE5index.dat - file is damaged or is not a valid Dr. Watson Log file ??
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    Re: C:\Windows\Temp File

    Hi
    Don't try to Delete this manually. Instead open IE and ToolsOptionsGeneral - central section 'Temporary Internet Files' - Delete Files.

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    Re: C:\Windows\Temp File

    I went to my computer/C:/Properties/disk cleanup - in disk cleanup the (index.dat appears - when I click on it, I get the error message that I originally stated.

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    Re: C:\Windows\Temp File

    As I was reading through this, I began to wonder why you want to delete the INDEX.DAT file. It's there so that Internet Explorer can track where it has cached temporary internet files on your hard drive. Most likely it's in use all the time while Windows is running.

    If you're determined you could boot your computer with a DOS floppy, or go in through safe mode, and then delete it. But the question still remains - what is a good valid reason for deleting it to begin with?
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    Re: C:\Windows\Temp File

    I don't want to delete it, if I can use it. But how do I use it, or do I need to use it? I am still learning this computer thing and I guess I want to know all available information. Just curious I guess!
    Thanks for your reply.

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    Re: C:\Windows\Temp File

    You shouldn't have to delete the Temporary Internet Files index file. Windows/Explorer 'uses' this file automatically to track the locations of various Internet Explorer files...it doesn't require any user intervention. The previous suggestion of manually deleting the temporary files is a good housekeeping suggestion...do that occasionally to avoid unnecessary bloat.

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    Re: C:\Windows\Temp File

    It's already being used by your system. Internet Explorer creates and maintains this file for you. You should never have to think twice about it; it's changing constantly, uses little space, and serves a *very* useful purpose. Internet Explorer has one of the fastest caches I've seen used in a web browser.

    There are several files like that scattered about your hard drive - and typically anything with the DAT extension is a data file created (and used by) another program.
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    Re: C:\Windows\Temp File

    When one has problems getting to some web sites, the index.dat may have been clobbered. I have deleted this file on many machines and cleared up a LOT of IE problems.

    But one must delete it using another user ccount, safemode, or from a DOS boot (NOT a DOS window).

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: C:\Windows\Temp File

    For IE cache management, I've found that my problems have been nearly non-existent since I started using <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.mindspring.com/~dpoch/enigmatic/license.html>CacheSentry</A> to take over where IE falls short.
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