Windows 10: Is Microsoft Taking Stealth Screenshots For 'Feedback' Purposes?

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  1. Posts : 1,563
    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
       01 Sep 2015 #31

    dir capt*.png /s
    The same: Nothing!
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  2.    01 Sep 2015 #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.    01 Sep 2015 #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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    Dual boot: Windows 10 Home Insider Build 16179 & W8.1 Pro x64 with Media Center
       01 Sep 2015 #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.    02 Sep 2015 #35

    halasz said: View Post
    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: View Post
    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.    02 Sep 2015 #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
       02 Sep 2015 #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.

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  8.    02 Sep 2015 #38

    OldGuyGeek said: View Post
    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.    03 Sep 2015 #39

    halasz said: View Post
    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.    21 Jan 2017 #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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