Folder meaning

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A flexible cover folded in the center and used as a holder for loose paper.

A file folder; a hanging folder.

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One that folds or is folded, such as a booklet or pamphlet made of one or more folded sheets of paper.
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A sheet of cardboard or heavy paper folded for holding loose papers, as in a file.
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The logical subdivision of a storage device, which gives the user the illusion of a paper file folder with endless capacity (the shape of a folder icon is a paper folder). Folders are created by both software and users, and all of storage is a hierarchy of folders. Each folder contains files (documents, songs, photos, etc.) and other folders (subfolders), all of which expand to accommodate content, limited generally only by the capacity of the drive.The operating system creates default folders (documents, music, photos, etc.) upon installation, and applications create folders for their own operations. Users can create folders ad infinitum.Most applications save to the default folders; however, with extended use, the folder can contain many files, all of which are presented to the user in a single list. If the files are broken up into folders, it is easier to keep track of things. In addition, business users need to organize in hierarchies. Knowing how to create, delete, move and copy files and folders is essential to master the computer.Folder Terminology (Directories)The folder metaphor was introduced on the Xerox Star in 1981; later popularized by the Mac and Windows. In the Unix, Linux and DOS environments, a folder is a "directory," and the terms "folder" and "directory" are used synonymously. It is not uncommon for people to interchange the two terms in the same sentence. See files vs. folders, file and Win Folder organization.
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(computing) A virtual container in a computer's file system, in which files and other folders may be stored. The files and subfolders in a folder are usually related.

My essays are in the folder named "Essays"

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A machine or person who folds things.
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Any of the places, within a directory, in which files are stored and grouped as by topic.
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A circular with one or more folds, each section of which is a separate printed page.
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An organizer that papers are kept in, usually with an index tab, to be stored as a single unit in a filing cabinet.

I keep all my schoolwork in a yellow folder.

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A person or thing that folds.
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Origin of folder

  • fold + -er

    From Wiktionary