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

21 Dec 2013   #51
Anak

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Your welcome Gary, I'm also glad that, that tutorial helped you.

Callender, keep up the great work.
I realize the PrivaZer Team over at Wilder's has extensive resources for their product on their PrivaZer Support Page, but as we all know any developers guides can make for some "dry reading or viewing".

With the work you're doing; analyzing, and providing screenshots on privazer you should collect your posts into a tutorial on privazer for submission to SevenForums: Performance and Maintenance Tutorials | SevenForums.

I can remember a time when CCleaner was new and dangerous to a users operating system (OS) until enterprising individuals like yourself provided not only; clear and concise steps, but also an extra avenue for guidance.


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21 Dec 2013   #52
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Yes Callender, keep up the great work. I'd never heard of ShellBags before but it sounds like that's what happened. I just let PZ go off at whatever the defaults are, silly me, eh?
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21 Dec 2013   #53
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lexus45 View Post
Getting back on this item.

Brink, not sure using InPrivate Browsing even helps as we are not discussing the "user's" ability to delete browsing history, etc. If I recall, at least in IE versions prior to IE10, the InPrivate Browsing still accumulated in the index.dat files.

Years ago there was much concern about the index.dat files and there were instructions everywhere on how to delete these files due to them containing your entire browsing history. Amost any decent "cleaner" program would also rid your system of this files.

Starting with IE10, this gathering of information was moved to a more sophisticated process utilizing webcacheV01.dat files and no one seems know how to delete this information. And worse, cares to figure out how!!!

People, this is a record of everything you view and do on your computer. This information is available to anyone who knows how to obtain these files!!
Starting with ie10 Microsoft added a new section to delete browser history setting,
Where you can allow or not allow these caches and databases to be create or used,
I believe it's on a per-session but deleting browser history on exit should delete what ever was cached,
Sorry if this is not what your referring to,

They also reworded some of the entries,
But this is basically how I deal with ie and foraging the web,
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21 Dec 2013   #54
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Your welcome Gary, I'm also glad that, that tutorial helped you.

Callender, keep up the great work.
I realize the PrivaZer Team over at Wilder's has extensive resources for their product on their PrivaZer Support Page, but as we all know any developers guides can make for some "dry reading or viewing".

With the work you're doing; analyzing, and providing screenshots on privazer you should collect your posts into a tutorial on privazer for submission to SevenForums: Performance and Maintenance Tutorials | SevenForums.

I can remember a time when CCleaner was new and dangerous to a users operating system (OS) until enterprising individuals like yourself provided not only; clear and concise steps, but also an extra avenue for guidance.
Thanks for the feedback. It's appreciated and your comments are spot on.
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21 Dec 2013   #55
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
......Starting with ie10 Microsoft added a new section to delete browser history setting,....
Thanks ThrashZone. I had not noticed that new section before, but it does not seem to impact the info gathered in the webcache folder :-(
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22 Dec 2013   #56
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yea I figured it wouldn't/ couldn't be that simple as unchecking the box,
Not being familiar with the core of the question I never responded just lurked
I was fairly shocked to see databases added to the Cookies section as well so now I delete them every week instead of every month,
Your welcome the first time I opened that section it took a little while to show the real page/ about 5 seconds ?
Cheers.
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22 Dec 2013   #57
Lexus45

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Thanks all for posting, but can we get back to the original intent of this thread which is to manage the new WebcacheV01.dat files and folders regardless of how or by what program.

Pls comment on the effectiveness of clearing/deleting/managing the WebcacheV01.dat folders and Logs, and not digress on other aspects of a program which are better handled at that program's website.

ThrushZone, what you have displayed is also in IE8 and IE9 and is the user interface, but does not clear either the index.dat or the newer WebcacheV01.dat folders/files. Those folders are the privacy issue we are tying to address.

Without straying, is PrivaZer the solution for THIS concern?

Thanks all.
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22 Dec 2013   #58
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

To tell the truth I don't even show these folders,
I don't have dom storage enabled in advanced internet options ?
I did at one time because TechNet.com insists on it but I don't go to TechNet all that often so I disabled it,
So are you setting similar to my examples even though they don't seem to effect the folders in question ?

If you have feedback about a feature of ie10 or 11 here is where you can leave it or write your concerns about a feature,
https://connect.microsoft.com/IE
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22 Dec 2013   #59
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lexus45 View Post
Thanks all for posting, but can we get back to the original intent of this thread which is to manage the new WebcacheV01.dat files and folders regardless of how or by what program.

Pls comment on the effectiveness of clearing/deleting/managing the WebcacheV01.dat folders and Logs, and not digress on other aspects of a program which are better handled at that program's website.

ThrushZone, what you have displayed is also in IE8 and IE9 and is the user interface, but does not clear either the index.dat or the newer WebcacheV01.dat folders/files. Those folders are the privacy issue we are tying to address.

Without straying, is PrivaZer the solution for THIS concern?

Thanks all.
I thought we were trying to determine that. I'm outta here.
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22 Dec 2013   #60
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lexus45 View Post
Thanks all for posting, but can we get back to the original intent of this thread which is to manage the new WebcacheV01.dat files and folders regardless of how or by what program.

Pls comment on the effectiveness of clearing/deleting/managing the WebcacheV01.dat folders and Logs...
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Without straying, is PrivaZer the solution for THIS concern?

Thanks all.
Only you can decide if PrivaZer is the solution for you. It is certainly not the solution that I prefer because it is a manual cleanup process.

As far as the effectiveness of PrivaZer to manage the new WebcacheV01.dat files:
PrivaZer can delete all of the files in the WebCache folder.
So yes, it is effective - just not automatic.

I use a solution that I wrote. It automatically deletes the WebCache folder and other IE stuff. The drawback to this automated cleanup is - it can put IE into a state where it ignores its proxy settings. Restarting IE once or twice fixes this, but it is an annoying side effect that I see maybe once a week. Hence my hoping that others had a better cleanup method. But it appears that no one else automatically clears IE stuff after each use.

For me, clearing out IE's stuff is not so much a matter of privacy - as it is the desire to visit a website as if I've never been there before. not influenced by cookies or other residual data.
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