What is the Collected Data folder.

Discussion in 'Windows XP General' started by N. P., Jul 27, 2004.

  1. N. P.

    N. P. Guest

    On my Windows XP computer, under the Windows directory there is a folder
    called PCHealth. In there I can find files related, or so it seems, to the
    Help and Support Center and to Remote Assistance. In addition there are some
    mysterious files under: mydrive:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\DataColl\ folder
    which are xml files. I have more than 100 of these DataCollection.xml files,
    which it seems that they are continuously updated with data from my everyday
    use of my computer. I am interested to know what they are for. What
    information are they keeping? Are they spying on me? What is there use?
    Thanks,
    N. P.
     
    N. P., Jul 27, 2004
    #1
    1. Advertisements

  2. The PCHealth folder holds files required for the Help and Support Center.
    It is necessary for the ongoing updating of information.

    Windows XP Folders
    http://www.microsoft.com/resources/...Windows/XP/all/reskit/en-us/prgg_det_qgtk.asp

    --
    Carey Frisch
    Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP - Shell/User

    Be Smart! Protect your PC!
    http://www.microsoft.com/security/protect/

    -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    "N. P." <Not available> wrote in message:
    news:...

    | On my Windows XP computer, under the Windows directory there is a folder
    | called PCHealth. In there I can find files related, or so it seems, to the
    | Help and Support Center and to Remote Assistance. In addition there are some
    | mysterious files under: mydrive:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\DataColl\ folder
    | which are xml files. I have more than 100 of these DataCollection.xml files,
    | which it seems that they are continuously updated with data from my everyday
    | use of my computer. I am interested to know what they are for. What
    | information are they keeping? Are they spying on me? What is there use?
    | Thanks,
    | N. P.
     
    Carey Frisch [MVP], Jul 27, 2004
    #2
    1. Advertisements

  3. N. P.

    FIROZ

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2007
    Likes Received:
    0
    DataCollection.xml

    | On my Windows XP computer, under the Windows directory there is a folder
    | called PCHealth. In there I can find files related, or so it seems, to the
    | Help and Support Center and to Remote Assistance. In addition there are some
    | mysterious files under: mydrive:\WINDOWS\PCHealth\HelpCtr\DataColl\ folder
    | which are xml files. I have more than 100 of these DataCollection.xml files,
    | which it seems that they are continuously updated with data from my everyday
    | use of my computer. I am interested to know what they are for. What
    | information are they keeping? Are they spying on me? What is there use?
    | Thanks,

    Md. Firoz Khan Noor
     
    FIROZ, Mar 10, 2007
    #3
    1. Advertisements

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

It takes just 2 minutes to sign up (and it's free!). Just click the sign up button to choose a username and then you can ask your own questions on the forum.
Similar Threads
  1. Jonathan Osborne

    Unprintable Character in Folder Name Keeps Folder from Opening

    Jonathan Osborne, Jul 14, 2003, in forum: Windows XP General
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    376
    Brooks
    Jul 14, 2003
  2. Alok Govil
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    298
    Alok Govil
    Jul 16, 2003
  3. Norm
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    207
  4. Jeff Malka

    folder path in Folder heading?

    Jeff Malka, Aug 16, 2003, in forum: Windows XP General
    Replies:
    2
    Views:
    271
    Jeff Malka
    Aug 16, 2003
  5. Ann
    Replies:
    4
    Views:
    727
    purplehaz
    Sep 17, 2003
  6. steve

    is deleting Data Collected Files OK?

    steve, Feb 12, 2004, in forum: Windows XP General
    Replies:
    0
    Views:
    378
    steve
    Feb 12, 2004
  7. Peter Rubens

    PCHEALTH collected data

    Peter Rubens, Sep 16, 2009, in forum: Windows XP General
    Replies:
    1
    Views:
    1,348
    Michael Jennings
    Sep 17, 2009
  8. Andy
    Replies:
    3
    Views:
    347
    BillW50
    Mar 19, 2014
Loading...