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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.

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