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    .GID Files

    I have a tool that I use called EasyCleaner and under Unnecessary Files it came up with alot of these .GID Files. I looked at a website that has file extensions and found out it means Windows 95 Global Index File or so it said AND whatever the heck that means. Can anyone tell me what it means and more importantly is it safe to delete these files. I Have store them in my recycle bin for the moment.
    Thanks in advance for any help !

    Coinman33

    PS I currently use W98SE for an OS

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    Re: .GID Files

    When you open a Windows Help file the first time, you usually get a message asking what kind of index you want to build, and after you select one you get a book with the pages turning for a while. The help file is building the .GID file. That file helps the Help function find stuff in the help file faster. It is considered to be not needed because it will be rebuilt the next time you open the help file that it goes with. If you delete .GID files, it will just cost you some additional time the next time you open the help file.
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    Re: .GID Files

    THANKS FOR THE HELP

    Coinman33

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