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fusioncache.dat

By marina.kelly ·
I need information on the fusioncache.dat file. All I have been able to discern from my limited research is that it is part of .net. Does anyone know what this file is and its purpose? Thanks!

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Spyware Perhaps?

by cewcathar In reply to fusioncache.dat

Hi, Maria: GDIPFONTCACHEV.dat and fusioncache.dat were both downloaded together without my consent at the same time to the same folder -- so probably delete both of them but check with an expert; everything I see online on these suggests that they are spyware; Norton Internet Security might block them (but its quick free scan did not catch them; my Internet Security had quit running at that pont for some reason; the only changes I see to it are connected with a Norton update)
Thanks!

--C. E. W.

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Uh, no.

by seanferd In reply to Spyware Perhaps?

That is part of the .NET GAC.

http://www.codeproject.com/KB/dotnet/demystifygac.aspx

edit to add: You can open the file in a text editor like Notepad to see what is in the file (which would be a path to the cache folder).

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Thanks for the correction!

by cewcathar In reply to Uh, no.

Thanks very much! I suppose I can view all of my .DAT files in Notepad?
Thank you again!

Sincerely,
C. E. Whitehead

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Depends on what the DAT file is from.

by seanferd In reply to Thanks for the correction ...

There is no standard format shared across all software which might use a file with a DAT extension. Some will be text, some will be binary.

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Thanks!

by cewcathar In reply to Depends on what the DAT f ...

Thanks for your info!

Sincerely,
CEW

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No problem, Hope it helps.

by seanferd In reply to Thanks!

Just a thought: You may be able to find <i>some</i> human-readable stuff in binary files if you open them with a hex editor. Just another option which may help to identify files which don't identify themselves via properties displayable by the file system.

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