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IE: Another way to fix IE6 slow page load

Posted August 2002 by Steve Sinchak

Here's an easier way to get to index.dat file as addresse in another tweak submitted here.

  1. click on Internet Explorer
  2. go to to your root dir (usually C:)
  3. open Documents and Settings folder
  4. open "your username folder"
  5. open UserData
  6. **close IE if you have it open**
    rename index.dat to index.old
    logoff and log back on (don't need to restart)

open up IE and go to a web page or site that always seemed to load slowly. It should load a lot more quickly now.

NOTE. Always rename or backup .dat or other system files before deleting.

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