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Locked Topic  Something creepy about Windows 7...
HonestGamer  posted on Jan 11, 2011 11:07:50 AM - Report post

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I may be one of the guys who doesn't know about it or this maybe news to many of us, if not all.

Did you know that Windows 7 snapshots your screen every third second? And it stores those images in a hidden folder "ProgramData" in the drive where Windows was installed. Here, the images are located in a folder which is of your Windows Login Username.

Creepy, huh? I really don't know if Microsoft is monitoring our computer activity or is it just doing it for reference purpose. I just figured this out right now so please explain if you know what exactly this "Feature" is and what does it do.

[Edited by HonestGamer, 1/11/2011 11:08:49 AM]

blabla90102  posted on Jan 11, 2011 11:25:24 AM - Report post

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It is the junction point for c:\Documents and Settings\Users\All Users ... Can you specify whats so creepy on it?
Devillord2009  posted on Jan 11, 2011 11:42:02 AM - Report post

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Hell, maybe Microsoft watches what we are doing when we are watching porn, or some other ****, still strange!!!
saurabhfzd  posted on Jan 11, 2011 11:46:58 AM - Report post

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it feels creepy because its personal. what u have or don't have on ur desktop is ur business and whats stopping microsoft or someone associated with/through them gaining access to ur desktop via OS updates etc. or perhaps someone...someday decides to hack into microsoft and get to know everything there is to know about u.

[Edited by saurabhfzd, 1/11/2011 11:55:23 AM]

Atal  posted on Jan 11, 2011 11:50:14 AM - Report post

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I can't find it.
Devillord2009  posted on Jan 11, 2011 2:35:23 PM - Report post

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****, i have camera on my PC, what will microsoft do with my pictures(no nude, sex stuff on my PC)
Neo7  posted on Jan 11, 2011 2:51:25 PM - Report post

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Source citation is requested (where did you get this information)?. I just did a mass search on my ProgramData folder and no pictures of my desktop/webcam were found. Sounds to me like a hoax.

You can manually navigate to the folder via:

If you can access it from a Linux Distribution, it does not exist (and there was no folder with my username).

[Edited by Neo7, 1/11/2011 2:53:20 PM]

Varacka  posted on Jan 11, 2011 3:04:08 PM - Report post

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edit: seems on 7 alot uses it and there is a microshaft folder there too

[Edited by dssas, 1/11/2011 3:11:34 PM]

edit 2: and only pics there are my default windows pics of flowers etc

[Edited by dssas, 1/11/2011 3:12:36 PM]

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