File Manager in Windows® 7
What is the role of file manager in Windows 7?
Windows 7 File Manager also known as file browser is a PC program that enables user interface to operate along with file systems. Several operations such as open, create, edit, print, save etc. are generally performed on a file or a bundle of files where these files are displayed in a typical hierarchical form. Many features present in few file managers are basically an inspiration of web browsers which are included along with backward and forward buttons of navigation. Network connections are provided to these file managers through protocols like NFS, FTP, webDAV and SMB. This is achieved by letting you to search for the file server for accessing the file system’s server similar to local file system by providing the protocols of server with their own full client implementations.
The following are the details of file management and role of Windows 7 file manager:
- File management
- Provides integration with OS
- Allocates file blocks
File Management is included with various programs of software specifically designed for performing functions like recovering files, managing them, converting one form into another on your existing files stored in the PC. Software program that comes in this category provides the facility of managing the features of both disk and document management. Utilities of command line are being enabled and various other functions are provided.
Provides integration with OS
With the help of command line, file manager offers close integration with the underlying shell of Operating System. It also includes terminal Window that allows you to view the output of shell commands that are executing and that are being written on the command line. You can extend the file manager’s functionality through 'Start' Menu when you are enabled to integrate with the OS of your system. User defined associations of file were introduced for enhancing integration capability.
Allocates file blocks
When you try to move the logical end of file before physical file end then the blocks of file are allocated automatically by file manager of Windows 7 and the remaining unwanted blocks are de-allocated from the file if the logical end of file is moved to a location a step ahead of current physical end-of-file. By making use of 'Allocate' function contiguity of file block can be improved for pre-allocating blocks of files. This function would be useful if the size of file is known in advance.
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