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IDX files problem

by manicatel / July 13, 2005 10:01 PM PDT

In "my docs" I have 100+ docs, sequentially numbered, called "CHC1.IDX, CHC2.IDX,"etc. They were all created at the same time, each 1kb in size. If I try to delete them, they automatically copy themselves. I have tried to organise them by putting them in a folder, but again they replicate themselves. The copies, also cannot be deleted.
I guess they must be an index file for something, but I can't open them, or find out what program they are associated with.
Anyone know what they might be, & how to get rid of them? Please!

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Do you have AOL or other?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 13, 2005 10:14 PM PDT
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idx files
by manicatel / July 14, 2005 12:48 AM PDT

Hi bob, no, always steered clear of aol. I use wanadoo.Also, I don't use incredimail,just oe, with xp pro. Seems I'm not alone with this problem, but can't delete the little sods!

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What I do.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2005 12:54 AM PDT
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I mark the files readonly and change the ownership so the program that is making them goes down in flames and emits an error message.


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(NT) (NT) I think Incredimail also uses them.
by roddy32 / July 14, 2005 12:48 AM PDT

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