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Managing Files and Directories

When you put your money somewhere, it's good to have an organized system so that you can remember where the money is and be able to retrieve it as needed. Similarly, file management is an important part of any operating system. You need a way to organize the data on your drive so that it is easily retrievable, as well as a way to identify files that are used for certain purposes.

In this tutorial, you get a brief history of file-naming conventions and how they have changed (and, in some cases, stayed the same) over the years.

You need to know about file identification and file management and give you an overview of the file attributes associated with the various Microsoft file systems that have come and gone since the days of MS-DOS 1.0.