1.    07 Jun 2017 #1
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    Recently installed Windows 10, GIF album notifications from april??


    So, I just installed windows 10 like 2-3 days ago and I just had a notification pop up that showed me about 20+ gifs in an album that something had recorded of me playing the game League of Legends over 2 months ago when I had windows 7, this is also after I basically wiped my hardrive as well. What the heck is this? Why was it only that game in that specific time-frame and more importantly why is my computer saving these gifs in the first place?
    Last edited by hartknocks; 08 Jun 2017 at 12:13.
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  2.    08 Jun 2017 #2
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    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Hi hartknocks. Welcome to the TenForums @hartknocks

    I'm not a gamer so I shouldn't probably even suggest an answer.

    I would start my search with xbox. Not sure you use or not.

    Likely with xbox you have a microsoft account and you may have used that account with Windows 10. As I understand it xbox is far more integrated into 10. It went in and found these gifs on your account and like some of the other social media accounts it reminds you of those life experiences.

    I would investigate xbox options around saving game play and in particular the specific game.


    Ken
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  3.    08 Jun 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    Hi hartknocks. Welcome to the TenForums @hartknocks

    I'm not a gamer so I shouldn't probably even suggest an answer.

    I would start my search with xbox. Not sure you use or not.

    Likely with xbox you have a microsoft account and you may have used that account with Windows 10. As I understand it xbox is far more integrated into 10. It went in and found these gifs on your account and like some of the other social media accounts it reminds you of those life experiences.

    I would investigate xbox options around saving game play and in particular the specific game.


    Ken
    I haven't used an Xbox since 360, and that's been years. I just find it odd that in windows 7 it never notified me of these, or was aware it had been saving them. The only thing I can think of is this program I used to record gameplay, but stopped using it because it dropped my FPS, but that has nothing to do with windows 10, and I also wiped my hard drive so it's weird they're still on there unless I didn't clean it well enough and there's some stuff just lingering somewhere. So it might have just found them on my computer and thought I'd be interested in looking at them?
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  4.    08 Jun 2017 #4
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    Your computer wanted to bring you back some memories from the good ol' days. Good times.

    Right?

    No, so this is what I think might have happened. When you made a clean install of Windows 10, you did not let it to completely wipe out your hard drive (by rewriting everything in there to zeros). It only formatted the first part of the drive to make everything in there look like it no longer exists, (yet it still does exist if you use some app to recover hard drive files). I'm guessing when you were asked to format the drive, it took only took like a few seconds or something to format the drive before installing Windows 10?

    After Windows 10 got installed, it may have recovered that file or something weird (it's possible, but a little out there. I mean Windows 10 is so advanced with so many features, that somehow read that file or something and recovered it. It's a possibility)

    Exactly where was this file found? Examples:
    C:\
    C:\Windows
    etc..

    And about it being recorded, that's an easy assumption that could most likely be true. You said you used to record, but noticed how slow it made things. That means it is very highly possible that you have recorded that exact thing before, yet you forgot about it (you never viewed the recording, but it was saved on the computer), and never knew that file existed as a pre-recording that you did.
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  5.    08 Jun 2017 #5
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    But also check up on this idea:

    Maybe when you had your account previously, it uploaded your GIF thing online in your Microsoft account, and when you re-installed Windows, you logged in with that same account (I'm assuming) and it synchronized that GIF from online, from your account.
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