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It is somehow alerting how much information can be found in a cache folder. I will try to create a list of all caches I could find. This document stays work in progress, of cause.
But consider how important this is. The caches may contain personal data, such as:
- email addresses from your mail program
- telephone numbers if you synchronize contacts with your mobile phone
- photos either from your phone, skype, facebook and where ever they were shown
- which music you have on your computer, because media players automatically download cover arts and store them on your disk (also the download could be tracked, of cause)
- passwords, because some applications even cache passwords :/
- all your personal photos and every movie you have got on your disk, because many image viewers and filemanagers will create thumbnails for them.
- visited websites can be found in your browser caches.
Remote desktop caches
these locations seem to be compatible (having subfolders
Make caches be a temporary place
This will slow down your computer in some cases, but it is probably worth it.