Windows 10: Diagnostic Data Viewer - Yes or No Solved

  1.    20 May 2018 #1

    Diagnostic Data Viewer - Yes or No


    Any reasons to Enable or Disable Diagnostic Data Viewer?

    Thanks, cb
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  2.    20 May 2018 #2

    The Diagnostic Data Viewer is a Windows app that lets you review the diagnostic data your device is sending to Microsoft, grouping the info into simple categories based on how it's used by Microsoft.


    Information from:

    Diagnostic Data Viewer Overview (Windows 10) | Microsoft Docs
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  3.    21 May 2018 #3

    Is it something you advise me using or are there privacy or other reasons not to enable it?

    Thanks, cb
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  4.    21 May 2018 #4

    The data is there regardless if you turn it on or leave it off. The only reason to enable is to view the data. Either you want to view the data or not. There is no other reasons. :)

    Hope that helps. :)
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       21 May 2018 #5

    The data it displays for you is somewhat cryptic. It is a Store App, and the description can be viewed by turning on the option in Privacy temporarily and it will take you to the MS Store where you can install the app. For the normal user, it has little value. Your choice. A couple of screen shots from the Store App page. It does say it will consume 1GB of space on your drive while enabled.

    And, you will need to opt-out of sending usage data for this App to MS. If not, they (MS) will gather data on how you are looking at what they are collecting about you. It's a free app, so remember...... "If the product is free, you are the product".

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  6.    21 May 2018 #6

    " For the normal user, it has little value. Your choice"

    Since I am a normal user, I will not enable it.
    Many thanks, cb
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       21 May 2018 #7

    abredt said: View Post
    " For the normal user, it has little value. Your choice"

    Since I am a normal user, I will not enable it.
    Many thanks, cb
    You're welcome.
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