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windows 7When you create a file such as document (.docx or .doc) or a picture (.jpeg or .jpg) Windows 7 stores private information and data about you in its property section. This information may include  your name, when the document was created and modified, number of revisions, title, comments etc. If you are concerned about your privacy , here is how to delete this information and have a “clean” file.

  1. Right click a .docx file.
  2. Click Properties.
  3. Select the Details tab.
  4. At the end of the windows, click the Remove Properties and Personal Information link.
  5. Select and untick the information you want to purge from the file.
  6. Click OK.

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One Comment to “How to Delete Private Information from Files (.Docx) in Windows 7”

  1. Thomas Glasgow Says:


    I hardly see any value to these metadatas, while at the same time they can be very dangerous.

    Do you know if there is a way to modify or patch windows so that these private pieces of information don’t ever get added to files in the future?

    Best regards,

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