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Windows 7: hidden thumbnails

16 Jul 2011   #1

windows 7 64 bit
hidden thumbnails

I was talking to a friend about comp and stuff and he said that windows now stores a copy of all the pics u have on your comp what you look at and dl and even though u delete them they still stay in the windows system.
I am not on about the files left on the comp when you delete some thing but a deliberate program in windows.
Is this true ?
If so where is it and how can i see whats on it ?
From what i understand it is something to do with law enforcement and microsoft working together.
Thank you all again.

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16 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1 clean install

I think it is false. Never heard about a program like it.

But thumbnails are another story: windows create a file as a cache with all the thumbnails of picture you have in a folder, to give you a preview of them. Nothing about law enforcement.
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16 Jul 2011   #3

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17 Jul 2011   #4

windows 7 64 bit

ok that's what I thought thanks for the answer.
Oh love the video.
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