What does MRU stand for?

Most recently used

Ever wondered what MRU stands for in the tech world? It’s a handy acronym that means “most recently used“. It’s typically used when talking about files on your computer that you’ve opened or used not too long ago.

For instance, if you’re using a program that scans your system, it might let you organize your files by MRU. That means you can sort them by which ones you’ve accessed most recently. There’s also an opposite term, LRU, meaning “least recently used“.

But don’t limit the use of MRU to just files on your computer. It can also refer to data that’s been recently accessed on an external hard drive or stored in the cloud. Basically, anything digital that you’ve used recently can be referred to as MRU.

And here’s a fun fact: even though MRU is typically a tech term, you might see it used in other contexts every once in a while. But remember, it’s not very common. So, most of the time you see MRU, it’s probably referring to your most recently used digital files or data.

Example for using ‘MRU’ in a conversation

Hey, do you know where I saved that document? πŸ€”

Hmm, have you checked your MRU files? It should be there.

Oh, I completely forgot about the MRU! Thanks! πŸ™Œ

No problem! MRU is a lifesaver when you can’t remember where you saved something. πŸ˜‰