How to remove personal information from file?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by hajime, Nov 9, 2011.

  1. hajime macrumors 68030

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    Hello. It looks like when a file is generated, one could find out the owner of the file by pressing command+I or using other means. Is there a way to remove or hide such personal information? Thanks.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    What kind of file, and what kind of personal information?
     
  3. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    For example, wav, jpeg and pdf files.
    As for personal information, owner/creator of the file
     
  4. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    For files such as .doc or .pdf files, you can control what author information is included with the file. As for owner/creator, that relates to the computer user, not necessarily a person. For example, Bob Jones may be the person's name, but if their user name is "jonesy", that is what you'll see as the owner/creator, not "Bob Jones". You can't remove the owner/creator information from a file.

    What is the scenario that causes this to be a concern?
     
  5. hajime thread starter macrumors 68030

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    Thanks.

    As you know, some organizations like to gather personal information. I want privacy.
     

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