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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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Outstanding Page 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."

  Yahoo!'s file management software and utilities page
Yahoo!'s directory of file management software and utilities. Updated on Aug 4, 1998

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