ValkSoft Index.dat Viewer for Pocket PCProgram help to analyze content of hidden Windows index.dat files
ValkSoft Index.dat Viewer by: ValkSoft, last updated: 16/08/2005
Requirements: WM 2005/2003, Pocket PC 2002, Pocket PC 2000(ARM)
About ValkSoft Index.dat ViewerIntroductionWhen you are using a Pocket PC, all your browsing history is stored in hiddenfiles. Even though most people are unaware of that, Internet Explorer (IE) keepsthese records and does not delete them when you empty your browser cache ordelete temporary files by using third party cleaning software. The location ofthese files and system behavior greatly depend on the version of Windows on yourdevice. Use this free Index.dat Viewer toanalyze the contents of these hidden files at your Pocket PC. Tap any line inthe list to view record details.What Index.dat files areAccording to Microsoft, "Index.dat files are binary files that InternetExplorer uses to save information about URLs. They are basicallyhash tables that have been optimized to be very fast when dealing withURLs. Given an URL, these files map the URL to a binary blob ofdata. The binary blob of data is different, depending on what theparticular Index.dat file is used for. Index.dat files are for IE''sinternal usage only. They are not designed or tested to be used byothers". There are three kinds of Index.dat files, all of them having the similarstructure but storing different kinds of information.
- Temporary internet files index file. This file keep track of which URLs should be displayed in History. Additionally, it stores other metadata about the URL, such as the number of visits.
- Cookies index file. This file contains a list of cookies placed on your computer by sites you visited recently.
- History index files. These files contain all the URLs you ever opened on your machine.
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