A classic file environment is one in which a user is able to open and close files without having to switch to another application. It’s the classic file environment that was in use when I was growing up and even in the late 90s before windows was introduced. I have a file cabinet that is full of old, forgotten files that I never use. There are also a number of files that I keep on my home directory that I only use on certain days.
This is not really a problem though because the traditional file environment is what allowed Linux and Macintosh users to have both a file manager and a file browser.
The fact is that a file system is a file and a folder. It is not a file browser. There is no such thing as a traditional file browser. A traditional file system has no concept of folders. A directory is a folder but it is not a file. A file is a folder. A folder is a file. And to be honest, the typical file system was never designed with the idea of being a file browser.
At least on a file system, “folder” is a word that means something like “directory.” But that’s not the problem. The problem is that a folder is a special kind of file, it has a special kind of file system called a “leaf.” And that is why a folder has something like two hundred file systems underneath itself, and a leaf has hundreds of sub-directories underneath itself.
A folder, like most other file systems, has an internal file system that sits underneath it. Most of the time you will find files within a folder, but sometimes you will find files that are not in a folder. In a folder you will find all of the files that belong to that folder, and you will also find files that do not belong to that folder. The point of the folder is not to be a file system, it is to be a folder.
This is a common misconception. The point of a folder is to be a folder. A folder is not a file system. A folder does not contain files. A folder does not contain folders. A folder does not contain sub-directories. A folder contains everything.
The folder is not a file or folder. It is a container, and the contents therein belong to the container, and the container does not belong to any particular file or folder. When we think of a folder, we tend to think of it as containing a file or a folder. However, the folder is not a file or folder, it is a container. What is the container? It is the actual physical file system of a folder.
That’s the first time I’ve heard someone use the word “container” in a sentence. The fact that it implies a file is in a folder is confusing, or that it is being used in a singular or plural form? Either way, this isn’t the first time I’ve heard someone use the word “container” in a sentence. The second time is in a story about the file system, so you could argue the definition is much more clear.
The trouble with file systems is that they can often be used with bad intentions. You can just as easily create a folder and call it a file system, or you can just as easily create a folder and call it an empty folder. I can think of many situations where a file system could be used in a more negative way than a folder.
In Windows, the word file system comes from the root folder of the folder, so you can probably think of it as a folder with its own folder system. In the UNIX world, the term file system is typically used to refer to a directory called “.” The term file system can also be used to refer to a directory that contains the contents of a file or two, in other words, a file system with a file system.