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== Definition ==
A '''file''' is “a [[storage]] place for [[data]] . . . it’s like a manila folder that contains all the [[data]] on a particular subject category in a [[computer]].”<ref>[[Whelan v. Jaslow|Whelan Assocs., Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Lab., Inc.]], 797 F.2d 1222, 1242, 230 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 481 (3d Cir. 1986)([http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10382786109829050440&q=797+F.2d+1222&hl=en&as_sdt=2002 full-text]), ''cert. denied,'' 479 U.S. 1031 (1987).</ref>
 
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{{Quote|a [[storage]] place for [[data]] . . . it’s like a manila folder that contains all the [[data]] on a particular subject category in a [[computer]].”<ref>[[Whelan v. Jaslow|Whelan Assocs., Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Lab., Inc.]], 797 F.2d 1222, 1242, 230 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 481 (3d Cir. 1986) ([http://scholar.google.com/scholar_case?case=10382786109829050440&q=797+F.2d+1222&hl=en&as_sdt=2002 full-text]), ''cert. denied,'' 479 U.S. 1031 (1987).</ref>}}
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== Overview ==
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On [[storage device]]s, there are typically two types of files: [[data file]]s, such as [[text]] documents, [[spreadsheet]]s, [[image]]s, and [[video]]s, and [[system file]]s, such as [[operating system]] and [[application]] [[binaries]] and [[libraries]].
   
 
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Revision as of 02:37, 5 December 2010

Definition

A file is

a storage place for data . . . it’s like a manila folder that contains all the data on a particular subject category in a computer.”[1]

Overview

On storage devices, there are typically two types of files: data files, such as text documents, spreadsheets, images, and videos, and system files, such as operating system and application binaries and libraries.

References

  1. Whelan Assocs., Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Lab., Inc., 797 F.2d 1222, 1242, 230 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 481 (3d Cir. 1986) (full-text), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 1031 (1987).
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