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Windows 7: Your Location Has Been Accessed

18 Sep 2011   #11
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Shadowjk View Post
I saw this on Windows 8 when I opened the weather application. Something is using your location and is updating information regularly
I think you have hit the culprit. I recently started using the weather gadget.


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18 Sep 2011   #12
Anak

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If you right click on the icon or the notification when it appears, does it give you any more information?
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18 Sep 2011   #13
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
If you right click on the icon or the notification when it appears, does it give you any more information?
Right click shows :-
Link to Default Location
Link to Event Viewer entry
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18 Sep 2011   #14
Anak

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Does it show the Default location? if not, can you click on the link to open the Default location?
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18 Sep 2011   #15
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Does it show the Default location? if not, can you click on the link to open the Default location?
Yes, clicking on the link does open the default location.
The default location on my PC contains only the country. New Zealand.
The Event Viewer entries show that the default location was accessed by Windows programs explorer.exe and sidebar.exe

I would assume that these accesses would be OK so why would the warning popup be necessary.
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18 Sep 2011   #16
Anak

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Win 7 Home Premium 64bit Ver 6.1.7600 Build 7601 - SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HairyScot View Post
The default location on my PC contains only the country. New Zealand.
The Event Viewer entries show that the default location was accessed by Windows programs explorer.exe and sidebar.exe
The event viewer is telling you that some program is accessing from the sidebar, and it naturally has to go through explorer to do it.
The program is localizing the area as NZ.

It does sound to me like it is your weather gadget.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HairyScot View Post
I would assume that these accesses would be OK so why would the warning popup be necessary.
If you would like to modify its notifications see: Notifications - Enable or Disable Message Balloons

Also check at the bottom of the tutorial for more Action Center customizations.
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18 Sep 2011   #17
HairyScot

Microsoft Windows 7 Professional 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Anak View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HairyScot View Post
The default location on my PC contains only the country. New Zealand.
The Event Viewer entries show that the default location was accessed by Windows programs explorer.exe and sidebar.exe
The event viewer is telling you that some program is accessing from the sidebar, and it naturally has to go through explorer to do it.
The program is localizing the area as NZ.

It does sound to me like it is your weather gadget.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HairyScot View Post
I would assume that these accesses would be OK so why would the warning popup be necessary.
If you would like to modify its notifications see: Notifications - Enable or Disable Message Balloons

Also check at the bottom of the tutorial for more Action Center customizations.
Thanks for the info Anak.
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18 Sep 2011   #18
Anak

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Your welcome.
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