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Root Folder


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Definition: The root folder of any partition is the "highest" folder in the hierarchy. The root folder contains all other folders and can also contain files.

For example, the root folder of the main partition on your computer is probably C:\. The root folder of your DVD or CD drive might be D:\.

The term root may also be relative to whatever location you're talking about. For example, the files contained in the folder (but not subdirectories of) C:\Users may be referred to as the files in the root of C:\Users.

Also Known As: root directory, "the root"
"Sometimes I download programs from the Internet to my root folder so I don't forget where I put them!"
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