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Files & Folders - 7th Grade

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file
a collection of data that is stored together
Folders
keep files organized by grouping them together
Directories
another name for folders
.jpg, .gif, .bmp
extensions representing graphic files
.txt, .doc, .html
extensions representing text files
.zip
Compressed files used in order to save disk space
byte
a measurement of stored data
8 bits
=1 byte (B)
1,000 bytes
=1 Kilobyte (KB)
1,000 KB
=1 Megabyte (MB)
1,000 MB
=1 Gigabyte (GB)
the drive
The first part of a file address; has a colon after it.
the folder(s)
the second part of a file address
the filename
last part of a file address; includes the file extention
the local hard drive
usually represented by the letter "C"
the removable disk (memory stick)
usually represented by the letters "E" and "F"
the cd drive
usually represented by the letter "D"
the floppy disk drive
usually represented by the letter "A"