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What is an Index.dat file?

Index.dat are files hidden on your computer that contain many of the Web sites that you have visited. Every URL and Web page is listed there. This script is for you, if internet privacy is an issue or you're just curious to see what surfing habits people have on your PC or Network. In WinXP, here's where you'll usually find them:

C:\Documents and Settings\<Username>\Local Settings\History\History.IE5\index.dat

How do these scripts work?

IE.vbs and IE_Network.vbs allow you to find, scan, view and erase all local/remote history index.dat files. Also, records precise URL visit time stamps. Scans are very fast and index.dat file parsing is done using 100% VBScript. Results are logged locally to C:\spy.htm or C:\Machine-MM-DD-YYYY.htm. For example:

It's free!

Yep, feel free to modify this script for whatever nefarious activities you like. It's amazing to see so many websites charging $24.95/$39.95 for bloated programs which basically function the same way as this script! If you like this script and it runs correctly, please feel free to email me. It'll give me a better idea on how it's functioning on your systems. Of course, any bugs can be tracked below in the message board section. Thanks!

Enjoy! (-_-)

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Comments and Discussions

 
AnswerRe: very nice! Is it possible to be call in a C# app? Pinmembercyber_flash11-Jan-05 15:44 
GeneralRe: very nice! Is it possible to be call in a C# app? PinmemberLucaswhite11-May-05 5:15 
GeneralVery Nice Pinsussjkotto9-Dec-04 12:23 
GeneralRe: Very Nice Pinmembercyber_flash9-Dec-04 15:49 
GeneralSmart, but with small problems PinmemberVancouver8-Dec-04 18:48 
GeneralRe: Smart, but with small problems Pinmembercyber_flash9-Dec-04 1:27 
GeneralRe: Smart, but with small problems PinmemberVancouver9-Dec-04 9:13 
GeneralRe: Smart, but with small problems Pinmembermaxburov4-Apr-05 21:56 
Hi, cyber_flash
cyber_flash wrote:
I've seen that date bug before:
 
1626-04-01 13:53:44 - http://forums.dpreview.com/...

 
Underlined line of code fixes 1626 date bug , at least it helped on my PC (W2K SP4)
 
Function AsciiToHex(sData)
Dim i, aTmp()

ReDim aTmp(Len(sData) - 1)

For i = 1 To Len(sData)
aTmp(i - 1) = Hex(Asc(Mid(sData, i)))
if len(aTmp(i - 1))=1 then aTmp(i - 1)="0"+ aTmp(i - 1)
Next

ASCIItoHex = aTmp
End Function
 
And thank you for your script, it was very useful in my writing a little tool in C# to view IE history on remote machines.
GeneralRe: Smart, but with small problems Pinmembercyber_flash5-Apr-05 14:51 
GeneralYou should be ashamed! Pinmembersiberian2-Dec-04 0:24 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! PinmemberColin Angus Mackay2-Dec-04 1:10 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! Pinmembercyber_flash2-Dec-04 1:32 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! Pinmemberamonlee16-Dec-04 17:53 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! PinsussAnonymous19-May-05 14:52 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! Pinmemberamonlee19-May-05 20:14 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! PinsussAnonymous13-Jan-05 5:23 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! Pinmemberthe-unforgiven25-Dec-04 21:23 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! Pinmemberroddo30-Dec-04 9:59 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! Pinmemberkcj38210-Jan-05 11:42 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! Pinmemberpauliface10-Jan-05 12:22 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! PinmemberPaul Lyons14-Jul-05 10:54 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! PinsussAnonymous17-Apr-05 19:40 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! Pinmemberlevel612-Jul-05 21:47 
GeneralRe: You should be ashamed! PinsussAnonymous20-Jul-05 9:17 
GeneralJapanese Windows OS Pinmembercyber_flash29-Oct-04 8:37 

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