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A folder is a storage place for documents and files. In computers, folders are structured hierarchically in a directory tree

. Such a directory tree consists of the main folder, to which any number of subfolders and files can be subordinated.

Directory tree with a path of folders

Directory tree with a path of folders

If the main folder is A, then the first hierarchy can consist of subfolders AA, AB, AC, and so on. If further subfolders are assigned to subfolder AB, then the subfolders are ABA, ABB

, ABC, and so on. In the directory tree, the folders are separated from each other by abackslash

: A\AB\ABA. A hierarchically structured folder system should consist of self-explanatory, higher-level terms, for example, employees, incoming orders, invoices, and so on. The subfolders for employees could then be created by department.

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Updated at: 17.10.2019
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