Part of the file system that is managed by the operating system. All operating systems have directory structures for handling files although details differ between them.

Files are organised into a hierarchy of directories. Each directory contains one or more files. For example a 'directory tree' might look like this.


The 'myfile.txt' example is in the top directory, often called the 'root'. All the others are in a directory called mydocs.

Another name for directory is 'folder'.

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