A file is
|| a storage place for data . . . it's like a manila folder that contains all the data on a particular subject category in a computer.
|| [u]sually an accumulation of records or nonrecord materials arranged according to a plan. Sometimes an accumulation of personal papers so arranged.
A file is "[s]torage equipment, such as a filing cabinet."
On storage devices, there are typically two types of files: data files, such as text documents, spreadsheets, images, and videos, and system files, such as operating system and application binaries and libraries.
- ↑ Whelan Assocs., Inc. v. Jaslow Dental Lab., Inc., 797 F.2d 1222, 1242, 230 U.S.P.Q. (BNA) 481 (3d Cir. 1986) (full-text), cert. denied, 479 U.S. 1031 (1987).
- ↑ EPA, Vocabulary Catalog List Detail - Records Glossary (full-text).
- ↑ Id.
- ↑ Id.