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My VB6 Program quit finding Index>dat files under Windows 7 and Windows 8

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I have a cleaning program similar to CCleaner that recently stopped finding index.dat files on my PC.  CCleaner finds them but my program stopped.  I included my search routine.  My program works with Vista and below.  It had worked with Windows 7 previously.  Just not sure when it stopped.
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by:elizarrj
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I'm pretty sure my issue is around file attributes.  Is there a fast searching algorithm that also finds Hidden/System/etc. files?
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I can do a dir of index.dat  at the command prompt in administrator mode and I see the index.dat programs.  I run my program under administrator mode I still don't see the index.dat
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dir("C:\Folder1\*.*",vbHidden)
will return hidden file names
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I am finding the files through API.  I thought, and does work with Vista and below that it does find Hidden/System/Archive etc.  Is there a better way and a much faster serach function?

I call my subroutine like

call getfiles("C:\","*.log")

Public Sub GetFiles(ByVal Start_Dir As String, ByVal Pattern As String)

 
   On Error GoTo ErrorHandler

    Const MAXDWORD = 2 ^ 32

    Dim dir_names() As String
    Dim num_dirs As Integer
    Dim i As Integer
    Dim FName As String
    Dim search_handle As Long
    Dim file_data As WIN32_FIND_DATA
    Dim file_size As Double
    Dim DeleteName As String
    Dim retVal As Integer

    ' Get the matching files in this directory.

    ' Get the first file.
    search_handle = FindFirstFile( _
        Start_Dir & Pattern, file_data)
       

    If search_handle <> INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE Then
        ' Get the rest of the files.
        Do
            FName = file_data.cFileName
            FName = Left$(FName, InStr(FName, Chr$(0)) - 1)
            file_size = (file_data.nFileSizeHigh * MAXDWORD) + file_data.nFileSizeLow
            If file_size > 0 Then
                DoEvents
                total_size = total_size + file_size
                DeleteName = Start_Dir & FName
                retVal = SetAttributes(DeleteName, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL)
                If Check2Exclude(DeleteName) = True Then
                      frmPrivacy.lstResults.ListItems.Add , , DeleteName & Chr$(32) & GetMsg(914)
                Else
                   If TestMode = True Then
                      frmPrivacy.lstResults.ListItems.Add , , GetMsg(887) & Chr$(32) & GetMsg(913) & Chr$(32) & DeleteName & Chr$(32) & GetMsg(888)
                   Else
                      With frmPrivacy.cShred
                        .p_Attributes = 1
                        .p_ShredMethod = frmPrivacy.cboShredType.Text
                        .p_Passes = Passes
                        .p_SourceFile = DeleteName
                        .RenameFlag = True
                        .DetermineShredMethod
                      End With
                   End If
                End If
            Else
                DeleteName = Start_Dir & FName
                DoEvents
                retVal = SetAttributes(DeleteName, FILE_ATTRIBUTE_NORMAL)
                If Check2Exclude(DeleteName) = True Then
                   frmPrivacy.lstResults.ListItems.Add , , DeleteName & Chr$(32) & GetMsg(914)
                Else
                   If TestMode = True Then
                      frmPrivacy.lstResults.ListItems.Add , , GetMsg(887) & Chr$(32) & GetMsg(913) & Chr$(32) & DeleteName & Chr$(32) & GetMsg(888)
                   Else
                      With frmPrivacy.cShred
                        .p_Attributes = 1
                        .p_ShredMethod = frmPrivacy.cboShredType.Text
                        .p_Passes = Passes
                        .p_SourceFile = DeleteName
                        .RenameFlag = True
                        .DetermineShredMethod
                      End With
                   End If
                End If
            End If

            ' Get the next file.
            If FindNextFile(search_handle, file_data) = 0 Then Exit Do
        Loop
       
        ' Close the file search hanlde.
        FindClose search_handle
    End If

    ' Get the list of subdirectories.
    search_handle = FindFirstFile( _
        Start_Dir & "*.*", file_data)
    If search_handle <> INVALID_HANDLE_VALUE Then
        ' Get the rest of the files.
        Do
            If file_data.dwFileAttributes And DDL_DIRECTORY Then
                FName = file_data.cFileName
                FName = Left$(FName, InStr(FName, Chr$(0)) - 1)
                If FName <> "." And FName <> ".." Then
                    num_dirs = num_dirs + 1
                    ReDim Preserve dir_names(1 To num_dirs)
                    dir_names(num_dirs) = FName
                End If
            End If
            DoEvents
            ' Get the next file.
            If FindNextFile(search_handle, file_data) = 0 Then Exit Do
        Loop

        ' Close the file search handle.
        FindClose search_handle
    End If
   
   ' Close the file search handle.
     FindClose search_handle
       
    ' Search the subdirectories.
    For i = 1 To num_dirs
        GetFiles Start_Dir & dir_names(i) & "\", Pattern
    Next i
    Exit Sub
   
ErrorHandler:
   Call FormatLogMessage("DeleteManager", "GetFiles", "Subroutine", Err.Number & " - " & Err.Description, 440, vbCritical)
   
   
End Sub
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elizarrj earned 0 total points
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Found my answer.  Should have read msdn.  I.E. 10 went to using container.dat files.
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by:elizarrj
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Found my answer.  Should have read msdn.  I.E. 10 went to using container.dat files.
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