The good news is that, while some of this is kind of creepy — like Microsoft’s knowledge of the apps I opened on my home computer — Microsoft doesn’t seem to have as much as other companies… at least not on the surface. If you use the Edge browser and, like me, share your location with Microsoft, then you might see even more information about yourself.
You can see what Microsoft knows about you by visiting Microsoft’s Activity History page.
To download your data:
– Visit Microsoft’s data archive site
– Select “create new archive.” This will take a couple of minutes.
– Open the archive from your ‘Downloads’ folder.
– Open individual files in the archive with Notepad in Windows.
If you’re interested in what data other firms have on you, check out some of our earlier guides: