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December 3rd, 2002, 09:32 PM
I had a message on my voice mail today asking about the Windows XP Picture and Fax Viewer. Does anyone know if pictures viewed with WP&FV are cached or if there is a file that includes the filenames after viewing? This is a privacy issue as they don't want traces of photos left on the PC. I think I remember being asked this before. I thought this a very good question. But, I haven't a clue as to the answer. Thought I might try Computing.net for this one as well.
Anybody here have the elusive answer?
December 4th, 2002, 05:05 PM
Go here to turn it off, eradicate it, or replace it. ;)
December 4th, 2002, 08:12 PM
Thanks, Primrose! I appreciate that. Actually, I have already done that to my XP box at work. This is a student that had called asking about the cache, files w/filenames, etc. because they actually LIKE WP&FV ::)
So, I'm still looking for that.
December 5th, 2002, 05:44 AM
It's probably saved in some Most Recently Used list somewhere. If I open a picture, it gets saved to My Recent Documents in the start menu. MRUBlaster should take care of that. I'm not sure about anything else.
December 5th, 2002, 07:46 PM
I tried a number of different tests opening image files with this and other than "Start > Documents > Recent Files", it doesn't appear to save information anywhere. Nothing in the registry that I could find. No new file on disk.
I wonder if maybe one of the misc Index.dat's under the current logged in username saves anything?
December 5th, 2002, 11:51 PM
Thanks to you both. Yes, MRUBlaster would find an MRU reg file I think and do you know - I never even thought about the filenames going into one of the 162,478 ( or so it seems ) index.dat files on XP.
I might just use WP&FV for a half hour or so and then Spider those index.dat files and see what comes up.
It was an intereting question from the student. I had never even given thought to WPV and the filenames, etc.
Thanks again to you both for the help.
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