[AMRadio] more computer stuff

Walt Van Arsdale varsdale at verizon.net
Sun Feb 21 19:48:40 EST 2010

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Walt Van Arsdale
Pygmy Wizard Computing
mailto:  varsdale at verizon.net
903.267.3770 mobile

-----Original Message-----
From: amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net
[mailto:amradio-bounces at mailman.qth.net]On Behalf Of Bernie
Sent: Sunday, February 21, 2010 11:21 AM
To: Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service
Subject: [AMRadio] more computer stuff

I have been doing every thing I can think of to clean up and
speed up my PC
that is used with the SDR-IQ and I ran across something else
that I never
heard of in addition the previous post I made about %temp%
file cleanout.

MS has designed their system to log and store every internet
site visited
and email sent/received in .dat files. These are " super"
hidden and not
easily addressed or deleted.  the group is index.dat.   they
can be removed
by accessing the c drive root and using the dos command del
index.dat/s ( I
think it takes out all of them in one swoop) Mine had giga
bits of stored
crap.  It really pulls my chain to learn that indeed big
brother really is

I also found that CCleaner takes out a bunch of useless junk
and may even
remove the .dat files, but not sure about that. look on the
internet for
index.dat, you can find how to access the root directly and
delete those
After deletion they immeadiatly start again to store and
I am willing to bet there are additionhal areas of stored
info that has no
reason to be there. there must be someone out there that
knows computers
that could provide additional info.   73 Bernie  ps be sure
to wear your tin
foil hat so you do not wipe your memory!!!

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