Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

How do I remove index.dat files automatically in Windows XP? Is it possible to do it every time system starts?

I have tried CCleaner and Index.dat Suite with no success, CCleaner won't find the index.dat files, Index.dat Suite won't delete them because "they are in use".

share|improve this question

I have found this link might be useful for you Delete Remove Index.dat Files

It refers to a method for auto-deletion upon shutdown for Win 2K/ XP Pro

share|improve this answer

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.