Do you fear losing your data from the Ti-84? Do you know you can save your favorite programs on your graphing calculator without the fear of losing them? For this, all you need to do is save those data in the archive memory and not the RAM. Before we head on to the steps on how to archive programs on Ti-84, let me first guide you through the differences between Archive and RAM.
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TI-84 Archive vs RAM
The Archive Memory in your graphical calculator is capable of storing apps, images, groups, pics, and programs, or other similar variables that have not yet been archived. On the other hand, RAM stores lists, variables, programs, computations, and data.Having a lot of programs on the calculator means that you are probably running low on the RAM, whereas the Archive can hold up to 3.5 MB of data in its space. With such a huge space of up to 216 apps, you are highly unlikely to need more of an archive space.However, the only downside to archived programs is that they aren’t executable. You will need to unarchive them to be able to execute them.
Now that you are well aware of the main differences between Archive memory and RAM, let us go through the steps to archive data on your Ti-84 graphics calculator and other corresponding models.
How to Archive Programs on TI-84?
Step 1: Click on the <2nd> button and then hit on the “mem” button which is labeled as <+>. This will take you to the “MEMORY” screen which will have multiple options for the actions you would want to perform.
Step 2: Scroll to ‘5’ number, i.e. the “Archive” option by pressing on the down arrow
Step 3: Now you have to click on the
Step 4: Scroll to the option you want to archive and click on the
Step 5: Press the
Step 6: Press the
Voila! You have now successfully archived your important program that is now safe in your Archive memory.
What would you do if you want to execute these archived programs? Well, you will simply have to unarchive these before you try to execute them. Follow the below steps to unarchive the archived data in your Ti-84 Plus CE.
How to UnArchive Programs on TI-84?
Step 1: Press the <2nd> button and then the ‘mem’ button with <+> sign on it.
Step 2: On the MEMORY screen scroll to the 6th option “UnArchive” and hit the
Step 3: Click on the
Step 4: Scroll through the available options to select the program you want to unarchive and click on the
Step 5: Now, click on the
The unarchived program can now be seen without the asterisk mark in the displayed list of “Programs”. These programs(without the asterisk sign) can now be executed on your graphing calculator.
I hope this article has helped you on how to archive programs on Ti-84 and similar models. You are now also aware of the differences when you save your data in Archive memory or RAM. Follow the steps above and secure your data to be able to use on the go by simply unarchiving it later when required.