There is nothing like trying to work when your Internet connection is slow. It’s tougher to send email, more difficult to send files to co-workers, and it’s frustrating wasting time while you wait for web pages to appear. And even with the proliferation of broadband Internet connections, there are still times you may be working on a slow connection. You might be traveling, working out of your office, still using dial-up, or your broadband connection may be acting up. But there are things you can do.

This article will show you how to increase your productivity when your connection is slow. Many of these steps are also good tips for how to increase the speed of browsing and sending and receiving email. More »

Index.dat files are windows system files on windows which records every web site you visit with internet explorer. These files are hidden on your computer that contain all of the Web sites that you have ever visited.

Every URL, and every Web page is listed there. Not only that but all of the email that has been sent or received through Outlook or Outlook Express is also being logged. Microsoft has not supplied an adequate explanation as to what these files are for or why they have been hidden so well.

According to Microsoft, these index.dat files are used to store cache of visited sites to speed up the loading of sites in Internet Explorer. But this cannot be the case because when we delete the Temporary Internet Files the “index.dat” files remain behind.

Irrespective of what ever program you have been using to clean windows history they may clean but does not delete index.dat files on your computer as they protected in real time by windows operating system. More »

Cleaning your internet browsing history becomes more important as it is a matter of personal privacy issue for most of us.

NVT Internet Privacy Cleaner is one of the freeware’s which lets you clean your internet browsing history.

This programs lets you clean your internet browsing history in a customised way as you can easily select what to erase and what not to erase.

It lets you erase the following things:

  • Downloaded Program Files
  • Internet Explorer Cookies
  • Internet Explorer Typed URLs
  • Internet Explorer Cache
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There has been large number of special folders in windows and we keep accessing these folders from different locations. When I say Special Folders, I mean folders like My documents , Startup , Temporary Internet Files etc.

We cannot access all these special folders are scattered over the operating system drive and some times they are so deep in terms of the directory structure which a normal user cannot remember easily.

But a cool freeware called Special Folders View makes it possible to list all these special folders in one go.

As shown in the image above, Special Folders View displays the list of all the special folders in which you just need to double click over a special folder path entry to open it in windows explorer. More »

In order to improve performance and reduce the amount of time spent waiting to view Web pages, Internet Explorer stores many of the Web pages and graphics you have viewed in a folder on your hard drive. Next time you revisit a Web site, Internet Explorer can use the content stored in the Temporary Internet Files folder to display the site content, instead of retrieving them from the Web.

You can manually clear the contents of this folder in Internet Explorer by selecting Internet Options for the Tools menu. From the General tab, simply click the Delete Files button. You can also configure Internet Explorer to empty the contents of this folder when you close your browser. To do so, select the Advanced tab from the Internet Options window. Under the Security section, select the option to Empty Temporary Internet Files folder when browser is closed and click OK.