Directory Structure of Windows OS
- A directory contains information about the files.
- It is thus central to the functioning of the file system.
- Here the directories are depicted as a means of grouping the files owned by a user.
- For example the files in a cupboard are arranged in the shelves into boxes, boxes into drawer etc.,
- Similarly types of files are grouped and kept in the same drawer or box or shelf.
- To manage the data storage, we organize them in two parts.
- First the disks are split into one or more partitions, also known as mini disks.
- Second each partition contains information about files within it.
- This information is kept in entries in a device directory or a volume of table of contents.
- The first level of the multilevel directory system is a root directory and followed by the main directories and the sub directories.
- A directory can have multiple sub directories, but the child can have only one parent directory.
- In the above structure DIR represents Directory 1, 2, 3 respectively and F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6 represents the file inside the directory
|Note: Path name is other wise called directory path.|