How to Remove Unnecessary Information From a File Windows 10

Files that you just made, downloaded, and/or modify have personal info embedded to them. This is often done by the app that you just use to look at or edit the move into, however, your OS may add your other information to a file.

There are apps available which remove this information from files however they’re mostly focused towards pictures as pictures contain much sensitive info like where the picture was taken, what camera was used, The owner of the files, the computer name, and many other aspects. If you’re on Windows although, you’ll natively take away personal info from a file. Follow these steps to achieve remove the unnecessary information from the files.

Goto to the folder where you have a file from which you want to remove the content. Right-click on the file and select properties. Once properties box opened click on the details tab. On the details tab, you can see what information is attached to the file. By click the attributes which you want to remove, it will allow you to remove some of the information and leave that option blank while it will not allow you to remove other attributes as you cannot leave those attributes blank.

In the same dialog box, there is one more option mentioned as Removed Properties and Personal Information at the bottom of the file properties box. So manually removing information from the files, this option allows you to pick which information should be attached or removed from the files.

When you are sharing the file. Create a copy of the file and remove this information from the file. You can do this to the original file as well but sometimes we need this information with us so the better recommendation is to create a copy of the file.

Remove all of the information and then share those files. Please note that this option will only remove personal information like your name, GPS data with the picture, but it will not remove the camera settings information like what was the camera resolution and much other information. If you want to remove other information you may need to use 3rd party applications.

Muhammad Imran Habib

Imran is a technology evangelist with 8 years of experience working with some of the Industry leading companies. Imran's expertise includes On-Prem/Virtual Infrastructure deployments, IT Solutions for SMEs, End User Computing Support.

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