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When you enable the background recording feature of the Windows 10 "game bar", so that you can record a (by default) 30-second clip on demand, where is the ongoing recording stored? "In memory" would be believable, as it would only take a few hundred megabytes as a rough estimate, but if it's "on disk", then those of us with SSDs might want to redirect it from its default location, with a symlink if necessary. If it is on disk, then where?

To be clear, I'm referring to the temporary data that is in use by the background recording feature before you save a clip. The location in which finalized clips are saved is easily discoverable.

If the version matters, I'm specifically interested in Windows 10 1909, but a more general answer could be useful.

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    Your concerns about the SSD are at least one full decade outdated. If this is the only reason for your question I suggest you move on with your life. – user931000 Nov 18 '19 at 22:00
  • The location where these videos are stored are user configurable. What research have you done? The location is configured through the Settings UWP application. – Ramhound Nov 18 '19 at 22:03
  • @Ramhound I'm not asking about the finished recordings that you have told it to save permanently. I'm talking about the in-progress background recording. Or is that stored in the same location (user\Videos\Captures, as I recall)? For research, I did plenty of searching via Google but found no answers. – Corrodias Nov 18 '19 at 22:12
  • A temporary file is not store in ../Videos/Captures – Ramhound Nov 18 '19 at 22:48
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    Indeed. I'm glad we have that determined. The main question still remains, being surprisingly difficult to answer. Anyone who thinks it's a poor one is welcome to comment about why. – Corrodias Nov 19 '19 at 2:42

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