# Is there any personal data saved inside a Blender file?

If I upload a file with an HDRI-map, will the others see it? And will the name of the folder in which it lies be visible in the file? Will my computer name be visible? In general, what are the pitfalls about personal data when uploading blender files?

• By card you mean image? Jun 29 '20 at 12:21
• @FrederikSteinmetz yes, I used google translate. HDRI-map of course Jun 29 '20 at 12:24

1. The path to the image will be visible even if packed. However if you used a subdirectory of the path of the .blend e.g. //Textures/ (// means dir of the .blend) only this will be visible, including the name of the image. The only way Blender uses absolute paths (to my knowledge) is when you import the image before saving the file, or if you told it that in the global settings.
• @user I think you can specify a shared parent directory with relative paths too using generic double dot syntax: //../textures/foo/bar