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CUT5 3.7

Computers: Understanding Tech 5e 3.7

disk drive A mechanical device that reads data from and writes data to a disk, such as a hard disk or DVD.
solid-state drive (SSD) A storage device that stores data in nonvolatile memory rather than on a disk platter.
volume A storage unit with a letter assigned to it, such as C or D.
root directory The top level of the storage hierarchy within a volume.
folder A logical organizing unit for file storage on a volume.
child folder A folder that is located within another folder. Also called subfolder.
parent folder A folder that contains a child folder.
path The complete description of the location of a file on a storage volume.
folder tree A conceptual graphic that helps illustrate the hierarchical structure of a file storage system.
file extension A short code (usually three or four characters) that appears at the end of the file name, separated from the name by a period, to identify the file type.
file association A relationship set up in the operating system between a certain file extension and a certain application that can open that type of file.
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