I am wondering, when you select the option of just "Try Ubuntu" instead of installing, where does Ubuntu store the files that you download / copy / save?

I right click in the Home folder, and it specified I had 4GB free space. Where did it get this 4GB space from, and if I transition to another OS system, how can I access or delete all the previous data from the session of "Try Ubuntu"?

Thank you!



Files are stored on memory and will be deleted when you restart your computer.

If you are using an Live USB, instead of a LiveCD-DVD, when you create it there is an option to make a "persistent" drive. If you check it, your files will be saved to the USB memory.

  • Hmm ok, so when I use a Live CD/DVD it store it in the RAM? Then when I shut down the Live Session, those files are no longer retrievable anyway? – bloodfire1004 Nov 16 '12 at 12:38
  • Where the files are stored temporarly? I am sure that it is not in ram – Tachyons Nov 16 '12 at 13:25
  • Yes, they are usually stored in RAM. If the LiveCD detects a swap partition, it will use it, so in that case, the files or parts of them could be stored in the swap partition. – Javier Rivera Nov 16 '12 at 15:26

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