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Windows 7: IE10 uses WebcacheV01.dat vs index.dat files. How to clear/delete?

11 Dec 2013   #31
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The PZ program does a lot more too. After using it if I add several pictures to a new folder it displays them as a details list. Formerly they appeared as large thumbnails.

It is odd they seem to have abandoned development on PZ.


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11 Dec 2013   #32
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Delete on reboot?

It seems that I can delete webcachev01.dat on reboot and the file gets recreated with a new smaller file size.

I'm having trouble viewing the contents so if anyone can point me in the direction of a file contents viewer that works - feel free.

I've tried a couple of Nirsoft products but all I see is an empty window. I have the full Nirsoft suite installed.

Also Bleachbit log shows the file as deleted but doesn't actually appear to delete it!


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11 Dec 2013   #33
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
File content as shown by IECacheView

Downloaded latest version of IECacheView and analysis after deletion of webcacheV01.dat shows only the two most recent URL's (visited since deletion).

However analysis with HistoryViewer detects 18 URL's but doesn't display any useful info.

Obviously a 20Mb webcacheV01.dat file must contain other data but how is it possible to view the data?


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12 Dec 2013   #34
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

You can use LockHunter to delete it. Expand taskhost.exe, click on the WebCacheV01.dat, click on Delete it. It will tell you it can't be deleted. Choose to Delete At Next System Restart.



LockHunter is a free 64/32 bit tool to delete files blocked by any processes

A Guy
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12 Dec 2013   #35
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Latest news from PrivaZer team 12/12/13


Today, 07:04 AM
The_PrivaZer_Team
Frequent Poster

Re: Delete WebCacheV01.dat, WebCacheV01.dat Viewer & Deleter
Hello to all,
as promised, we can announce that we will add new features in the next release of PrivaZer v2.12
to delete WebCacheV01.dat or remove portions of it depending on what you need.
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16 Dec 2013   #36
spywriter007

Windows 7 Home Premum 64bit Service Pack 1
 
 

Hi Guys

I use CCleaner and with IE 8 and 9 it does delete index.dat.... so if this new dat file for IE 10 and 11 holds the same sort of info that 8 and 9 does then it seems to me that CCleaner and other companies should come up with a way to delete it.

Cricket
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18 Dec 2013   #37
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

The file webcacheV01.dat remains behind unaltered in IE10 and IE11 after a CCleaner run. Maybe Piriform will add it to the clean up item in the future.
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18 Dec 2013   #38
Lexus45

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Either none of the other Cleaner program developers care about privacy or this new way MS is caching your information in IE10 and IE11 is a real bear to crack the code and clean.

If PrivaZer succeeds in its promise, all other Cleaner type progams will have to follow.

Whoever installs the new PrivaZer program when the next version is available, pls post shots and comments on its effectiveness at this task.
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18 Dec 2013   #39
A Guy

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

I will not be using the PrivaZer myself. Ran it after making my weekly images, and it slightly altered too many things. For instance, the read posts at 9F were bold, and the unread were not. Test over, reverted to image, no more PrivaZer.

A Guy
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18 Dec 2013   #40
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Undesired results after PrivaZer usage

Hi,

The first time I ran PrivaZer I let it clean everything it found and like you I restored from system image backup as I was unhappy with the results but I've stuck with running PrivaZer on occasions as after repeated usage I discovered how to set it up to meet my needs. Briefly for anyone else who reads this thread and decides to try PrivaZer:

Make a system image backup first.
From the GUI switch to Advanced User
Select only the scans that you require and configure options for removal and backup before scanning.
Review the scan results once the scan is complete and make sure that you're happy with the results before allowing removal.

Tip: It does take some time to run a scan. Personally I run the portable version directly from a RAMdisk to speed things up.
Tip: Your personal scan and backup/ removal settings can be saved in the PrivaZer.ini file.


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