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How can I remove file properties like 'user' and 'computer' in Windows 7? I think this is 'personal information' and don't want the file to have this information when I share it.


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p.s.- i am already an admin user. and the file was created by me. p.p.s- sorry i couldn't add this to the question but i can't edit it anymore without losing the screenshot. – user39861 Jun 12 '10 at 20:43
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At the bottom of your screenshot, a link is shown... "remove properties and personal information", it allows you to remove that information.

Any residual owner information is not stored within the file and won't be shared when sharing your file on the internet or so. It is only used to manage permissions on your local system.

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i did try the "remove properties and personal information" link. they are not editable for any file i checked. – user39861 Jun 12 '10 at 20:41
That's because all that remains is undeletable information... – BloodPhilia Jun 12 '10 at 20:42

AFAIK, the "Owner" line lists the Windows account which created that file; this information usually does not get copied anywhere outside your computer. Even when it does, only the number is copied, not the actual name.

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