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Files and partitions

  • As you well know, the data is stored in files on a hard disk. Files are grouped together in folders and subfolders. Folders are, in their turn, organized in the folder tree. The root folder plays a special role in the Windows operating system, for example, C:\ (the root folder of a hard disk named C:). A user adverts to files and folders by their names. By means of operating system, user can create files (and folders), move/copy files from one folder to another, rename and delete files. Besides, files can be executed and opened by an application that has created them.

    The operating system provides user with an opportunity of working with data organized in files, supporting one or another file system. The majority of operating systems supports several file systems. For example, Windows 98/Me supports FAT16 and FAT32 file systems, Windows NT/2k/XP supports FAT16/32 and also NTFS file system.

    File systems differ by ways of data organization on a disk. File systems of different OS families are, generally speaking, incompatible with each other.
  • Files on a disk consist of elementary data storage units called clusters that are combined into chains.
  • It would be extremely inconvenient, if a hard disk could be used by a single operating system only. Therefore the mechanism, allowing several OS to use one hard disk, was created. This mechanism is the partitioning of hard disk space.