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#1 swaMprUnner

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:32 PM

Hello all,

I was wondering when you copy and paste something where does the actual infromation get stored? Like if I was to copy this sentance and then paste it to the bottom of this paragraph where is that copy stored and how big is the file. If I was to then copy another sentance and then paste it to the end of that would the original copy be wrote over?

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:47 PM

When you copy and paste, it is stored in 'Windows Clipboard'. And unless you add a third party clipboard utility. Each time you copy and paste the information is overwritten. I'm not sure of file size constraints.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:53 PM

Hello.

When you copy text, it is stored in your RAM memory. So no info is actually written onto your harddisk. The size usually isn't a problem, if you consider that you have probably 516mb of RAM and that a full page Word document is no more than 40kb.

The size depends on the length of the material copied and any settings that it may have in it. For example, when you copy this sentence, you are also copying the font setting, size, and color. When you copy a list, the computer takes note that it is in a list, so when you paste it onto a Word document, the list setting is still there. If you copied something out of a Notepad, there would be no text settings.

So if you want a rough calculation, first calculate the amount of text. Then how much special settings it has. Putting it into BB code would help you understand each setting.

When you copy a file in your windows explorer (like copying an .exe file), your computer only takes note of the location.

If you want to see what you have copied, you can type clipbrd.exe into your run box. Notice that by default, you can only copy on thing, though I'm sure there is some kind of multi-clipboard feature.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 03:53 PM

When you copy/paste something, it is stored in the ClipBook Viewer.
Read the info HERE: http://www.real-knowledge.com/clearbrd.htm about the Viewer and how to clear it.

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Posted 28 April 2008 - 04:06 PM

Thank you all,


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Posted 29 April 2008 - 09:54 AM

if you are copying/cutting anything within microsoft office 2003, there is an office clipboard..

just mentioning it as it can actually store multiple cut/copied items :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 April 2008 - 10:36 AM

It copies to Clipboard! A program used by windows. :D




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