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Digital Literacy

Elizabeth Riccio
Elizabeth Riccio
245 Points

How does the autosave function in newer versions of Word use RAM, if at all?

In the hardware segment of this course, Joy points out that "if you don't save your work on Word, then your changes will be lost." In newer versions of Word, such as 2013, Word can temporarily recover files that were closed or lost without saving. Are these recovered files stored in RAM until you open Word again, or somewhere else?

1 Answer

Steven Parker
Steven Parker
229,608 Points

The automatic saves go to disk, just as the manual ones do. They just go to a special temporary storage area.

:point_right: Anything kept only in RAM would be lost if there was an unexpected shutdown.