A directory tree is a hierarchical structure with which the main and subdirectories or the main folders and subfolders on the storage media are arranged.
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.