Yesterday I showed you how to find out just what kind of information Microsoft has on you. You can click here to learn about that.

Today, I’ll show you how to download your own archive of that data.

To start, follow this link:  and then log into your Microsoft account.

Click on the Download your data tab.


Choose Create New Archive.


Choose the data you wish to save and click on Create Archive.


It usually takes a few minutes for the archive to finish. If you don’t have time to wait, you can come back later to download. It will usually be stored for a few days. Just click the Download button to save to your computer.


The zipped file will appear in your Downloads folder.


I’ll wrap up our privacy series tomorrow by looking at Cortana’s notebook and how you can manage which ads Microsoft serves up to you.