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file management system
Last modified: Wednesday, August 07, 2002 

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Also referred to as a file system or filesystem. The system that an operating system or program uses to organize and keep track of files. For example, a hierarchical file system is one that uses directories to organize files into a tree structure.

Although the operating system provides its own file management system, you can buy separate file management systems. These systems interact smoothly with the operating system but provide more features, such as improved backup procedures and stricter file protection.

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Hard Disk Logical Structures and File Systems 
Describes "standard" file systems used on PCs, with particular focus on the FAT file system and its variants. This page is from "The PC Guide."

A File System for 2006
Provides links to sections of a paper that explores the design and implementation of a futuristic file system based on growing demand for a high performance, low latency, scalable, secure and highly available file system.

File Management and the MacOS
This document looks at the insides of a typical MacOS file and how that file is manipulated, how MacOS files differ from their PC counterparts, and how these files are stored on secondary storage mediums such as hard drives. Finally, file management takes a look at directory structuring and the Macintosh Hierarchical File System (HFS).

Files Systems FAQ
Describes how to manage partitions and directories and includes general information about Windows NT and links to useful utilities.

Yahoo!'s file management software and utilities page
Yahoo!'s directory of file management software and utilities.

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