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Thread: RAM access (same as /tmp/ for linux) in windows?

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    Question RAM access (same as /tmp/ for linux) in windows?

    Hi,
    does anybody know if there's a location in windows operative systems where the RAM is mounted so that I can write data and be sure that at next pc reboot that data will not be there anymore?
    Thanks in advance.

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    Re: RAM access (same as /tmp/ for linux) in windows?

    Yeah, it is called a "RAM disk" and use to be popular back in the DOS days. Microsoft has a "sample" driver as a free download here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/257405

    But you can do a little Googling around for "RAM disk" or "RAM drive" if that one doesn't fit your needs. If you're running 32-bit Windows XP, you could even use the old DOS-based ones if you happen to bump into one (which is likely).

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    Re: RAM access (same as /tmp/ for linux) in windows?

    not much that you can use with filesystem-like semantics. a ram disk may do just what you need as Nathan has suggested, but there isn't a file system location that is already built into windows systems.

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    Re: RAM access (same as /tmp/ for linux) in windows?

    Quote Originally Posted by endotherm View Post
    there isn't a file system location that is already built into windows systems
    a file system location already built in is what I was looking for, being that not possible I will use a temporary folder and then delete it. thanks.

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