Greetings. I used a utility called "super winspy 3.3" to find my index.dat file located in:
C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Temporary Internet Files\Low\Content.IE5\index.dat
I know the file is there and contains a ton of data even though my privacy settings in IE8 are set very private. I can view the file with Super Winspy but I would like to be able to purge the data from that file regularly or overwrite it with an empty file or delete it and let it re-create a new empty one, but no matter what I try, I get "Access Denied" message. Is there any free or open source (not trial versions or shareware) software that keeps index.dat file wiped clean.?