I am currently in the process of trying various programs ...window washer ...internet sweeper ...spider etc. to find out the easiest way of deleting the index.dat file. However, one thing is starting to puzzle me. I keep reading that the index.dat file should be found in the cookies, temp int files and history folders. But even with my system set to show hidden files, I only see it in the cookies folder. Is this correct or should I also see it in the other folders.