<email@example.com> wrote in message news:firstname.lastname@example.org...
> Thanks for all the replies and suggestions.
> I'm using XP Embeded with IE6.
> I have closed the instance of Windows Explorer and opened it again,
> and the Date Modified of the index.dat has not changed.
Then I suspect you are looking at the wrong directory.
Is anything in it getting changed?
> I've used the utility Index Dat Spy to view the contents of the
> index.dat file on another PC, and the timestamps are updated within
> the index.dat file.
No need for that. To make sure you have the right path
Run... (e.g. press Win-R and enter
Capture the path from that window's Address bar.
E.g. press Alt-d,Ctrl-c
Switch to a cmd.exe window (aka Command Prompt)
and type: cd /d
(plus a space). Then right-click, Paste and press Enter.
Finally, enter these two commands:
That should show you when index.dat was last written to
and whether it was the last thing changed in that directory.
> I realize that this is a Windows internal file and concept, but I was
> wondering if the behavior I am seeing is unique or if anyone has an
Make sure you are looking at the right thing... ; )
> Thanks in advance