In order to represent the assignment of the directories to each other comprehensibly, the directories are indented according to the hierarchy. This results in a tree-like structure, a path that leads from the drives to the files in the folders. Hence the name directory tree.
The drives, folders and files are separated from each other with a backslash. An example of such a directory tree is: C:\Datenbank\itwissen\Abkürzungen\F. In such a directory tree, the workstation, drives and folders are identified by small pictograms. As soon as a folder is opened, the pictogram also represents an open folder.