Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    2 Star Lounger
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Hampton, New Hampshire, USA
    Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts

    What defines a Folder (Windows XP)

    Does anyone know what defines a folder as a folder/ I know how to change a file/folders icon, what I am wondering is what attribute is assigned to a folder by the system that lets Windows (and other apps) know that it is a folder and not just another file.
    <font face="Comic Sans MS">MickeyMouse</font face=comic>
    How best to describe the Lounge-
    "Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, working together is success"

  2. #2
    Plutonium Lounger
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Thanked 28 Times in 28 Posts

    Re: What defines a Folder (Windows XP)

    I rather simplified terms: each disk has a "table of contents" that lists all files and folders on the disk. Each entry contains the name of the file or directory, a series of bits (0/1) representing attributes, and other info. One of the attribute bits is 1 if the entry represents a folder, 0 if it represents a file. The exact technical details depend on the file system used: for Windows XP it can be FAT32 or NTFS; they organize the "table of contents" differently.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts