Is Microsoft Taking Stealth Screenshots For 'Feedback' Purposes?

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  1. Posts : 1,546
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       #31

    dir capt*.png /s
    The same: Nothing!
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  2. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #32

    So I started up another machine where I had deliberately taken screenshots before as part of Feedback, and it did have a Pictures\Feedback folder already. This machine was running an Insider build so it might have been ages ago.

    But when I pushed Winkey-? the Feedback folder disappeared!

    It's possible there has been a change to the Feedback app which changes where/how the pictures are stored.

    I think it also means that the pictures in the OP's folder may well be wiped out by pressing this button! (I suggest copying the file and folder first somewhere else)

    But I still think accidental pressing of this keyboard shortcut may be the original cause.

    Also worth saying that my machines (perhaps temporarily) have feedback data collection enabled beyond the 'Basic' level.
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  3. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #33

    I get ~/Pictures/Feedback/{GUID}/Capture001 also when pressing + ? on 10240 with Send your device data to Microsoft set to Enhanced.

    Well spotted :)
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  4. Posts : 5,833
    Dual boot Windows 10 FCU Pro x 64 & current Insider 10 Pro
       #34

    By pressing WinKey + Shift + / my screen flashes like it's taking a screenshot and the Feedback app opens, but I get no folder nor pic of it anywhere by manually searching for it in File Explorer or with a query there. Nor does the Command Prompt code return anything. I was looking at keyboard shortcuts the other day and it opened as well, but still no such folder or pic.

    Waste of time IMO.
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  5. Posts : 1,524
    Windows 10 Pro (32-bit) 16299.15
       #35

    halasz said:
    I get ~/Pictures/Feedback/{GUID}/Capture001 also when pressing + ? on 10240 with Send your device data to Microsoft set to Enhanced.

    Well spotted :)
    Thanks for confirming my theory! Hopefully the OP may be able to replicate too.

    HippsieGypsie said:
    Waste of time IMO.
    Sorry it didn't work for you. I think people will get different results depending on configuration and probably depending on how they upgraded, whether they were Insiders, etc.

    I still think hitting that key by accident is the explanation for the OP's findings though.
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  6. Posts : 23,195
    Windows 10
       #36

    just tested this on mine
    winkey + shift + / and I get the folder and image mentioned in first post

    I am running the release version (UK), not insider and have all feedback options set as default to send data
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  7. Posts : 51
    Windows 8.1 Pro & Windows 10 Pro
       #37

    You don't have to open the Feedback program to provide feedback. During normal operation, the first few times you use a feature, Windows may popup a notification asking you about your experience using that feature. If you respond to it, it will collect information and probably a screenshot.

    If you don't want to be bothered by these, go to Settings. Type Privacy in the search bar. There are tons of privacy settings in the list and you can granualarly control which ones are used.

    To prevent Feedback, click on the Feedback & diagnostics menu item. Then change the 'Windows should ask for my feedback' to Never.

    Is Microsoft Taking Stealth Screenshots For 'Feedback' Purposes?-screenshot-3-.png
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  8. Posts : 5,478
    2004
       #38

    OldGuyGeek said:
    To prevent Feedback, click on the Feedback & diagnostics menu item. Then change the 'Windows should ask for my feedback' to Never.
    Just an aside, if you do that you'll not get any preview updates (if you are interested in that).
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  9. Posts : 73
    Windows
       #39

    halasz said:
    Just an aside, if you do that you'll not get any preview updates (if you are interested in that).
    I don't want preview updates, however I didn't know that, thx.
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  10. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #40

    Sorry for necroposting, but I noticed that the solution/cause for this happening was never posted. The cause for this is pressing WIN+F. This opens the feedback hub as well as creating a new screenshot in the pictures folder.
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