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DOS gets to WIN files

BitdogBitdog Posts: 528Member
I booted on a DOS disk and was able to access
all windows files that Win98 won't let me touch, like:
C:WINHISTORY
So I deleted everything in history,
rebooted to WIN again,
and every thing worked fine ?.
A mile of old history was gone.
What with spyware and all, I thought it was a good idea,
since I never used the history data,
it was just there for others to steal I guess.

Does any one have info on, deleteing INDEX.DAT files ?
(I suspose that's a WIN question ? )
If this actually works, (in the long run)
it might be a good tip ?
Any body else tried it ?
Pro's/con's ?
Bitdog

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  • blipblip Posts: 756Member
    Interesting, I should do that sometime. :-) I only use my history to look up Google search pages where I can't remember what exactly I searched for, but I still need. Btw, I think my history is deleted every other day anyway.
  • BitdogBitdog Posts: 528Member
    --(Previous message)--
    : Interesting, I should do that sometime. :-) I only use my history to look up Google search pages where I can't remember what exactly I searched for, but I still need. Btw, I think my history is deleted every other day anyway.
    :

    [green]
    My history delete is still working fine a week later.
    It's all gone, and no problems have shown up.
    I think that there's two historys ?
    One history delete from the point 'n click win stuff.
    But I'm not sure that your "TOTAL HISTORY" is deleted that way.
    I could be completely off base on that one ?

    Another DOS fixes WIN thing I did was a cookie cruncher.
    A DOS .asm .com loads, shows, deletes, cookies real quick,
    and WIN can't stop it. (If you boot from DOS)
    I have a swap OS batch file, so I can boot from either at will.
    It's in my nasmenv.zip if you're interested.
    I'm going to get back to my Cookie Killer
    and make a presentable version, FreeBeeWare soon I hope.

    I ran a program that checked WIN files
    and it gave me a list of files Win won't let me at,
    so I decided I would attack them via DOS.
    [/green]
    Bitdog

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