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Old 8th March 2003, 10:30 PM   #21
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Okay. Well, I did those things.

And the screen told me that if I did this, all the files in the directory would be deleted. It asked y/n

I pressed "y" and hit "Enter".

The screen said "File Not Found".

I tried it again-same result.

I went back to Windows, and the Temp Internet Files Folder has the same 10.7 MB of files.

Are these some kind of phantom files? Not connected to anything-just pictures in a directory?
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Old 8th March 2003, 10:37 PM   #22
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Default FILES ARE FILES.

Hi,

The files are there and should not be protected by the Windows OS if you try to delete them under DOS, not a DOSbox under Windows, that would not be the same.

So if you reboot the machine and select the bootmenu and opt for the pure DOSprompt that must work.

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Old 8th March 2003, 10:42 PM   #23
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That is what I do.

I go to start-shutdown, check the "restart in DOS mode" box, and restart the machine.

That is what happened. "File Not Found".
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Old 8th March 2003, 10:45 PM   #24
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Old 8th March 2003, 10:45 PM   #25
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ok kelticwizard,
i even started my old comp with Win98 and the deltree works
but the index.dat file stays!

You can knock all of it away with using "Window washer"
A shareware programm you can find on the net. Here
for example
http://www.window-washer.info/delete...dat-files.html

There may be other ways, but i am not so deep into IE, i
use Mozilla.

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Old 8th March 2003, 10:50 PM   #26
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Default DOS MODE.

Hi,

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I go to start-shutdown, check the "restart in DOS mode" box, and restart the machine.
I see, if you opt for that Windows still has control...you started a DOSsession which is mostly used for games.

What you need to do is just reboot, when the machine gets passed the bios check routine you see "starting windows" or something similar.

It's been a while since I used a Win98 machine but I think that you use the F8 key to bring up the menu that lets you opt for "Normal Windows", "Safe Mode" and "DOS Only".

You'll have to act fast to hit this key or Windows will start up normally.

Once you have the DOSprompt you can do as instructed.

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Old 8th March 2003, 10:53 PM   #27
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I shall do so immediately.
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Old 8th March 2003, 10:54 PM   #28
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Yea... that's what i sorta recommended... just use that program :/ It helps you clean up much more too. Instead of manually cleaning up recent histories in applications etc... this program can do that too :/ It'll save you 50-300MB probably, lots if you've never cleared up. Good luck and I advise you upgrade your system. Older computers even 486 can be put to use, but it becomes less 'friendly' per say that you have to almost struggle on certain tasks. Heck I got old 486+ machines turned into fun mp3 players Upgrade your system and move away from the win9x platform
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Old 8th March 2003, 11:12 PM   #29
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I got to that menu, it gives you six options.

I chose "Coomand Prompt" and got the "C" prompt, with no "Windows" in front.

I chose "dir" and got the list, but when I wrote "TEMPIN~1" it said something "Invalid File Directory".

Now what?

Do I write windows after the "C" prompt?

Lost in DOS. Hey, that could be a title for a movie!
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Old 8th March 2003, 11:23 PM   #30
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Default LOST IN DOS.

Hi,

O.K., you got the menu choice allright.

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I chose "dir" and got the list, but when I wrote "TEMPIN~1" it said something "Invalid File Directory".
Under DOS any little detail is crucial, you overlooked the command:CD.(change directory)

After the dir command, type CD C:\TEMPIN~1, followed by the ENTER command this should bring you to that directory.

Once there you can again type the DIR command + the Enter key to see what is in there.

Type DEL *.* to empty the root of that directory...or, do as someone else suggested (Jason?), without going to that directory type DELTREE C:\TEMPIN~1 and confirm with the ENTER key.

Don't be surprised if it take ten minutes to delete all.

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