Computer Files

In the Computer Overview module, you learnt about the various types of files and their storage. An organization maintains a number of files for keeping the records of various departments. Let us look at the manual system of file organization.

The employee file is one of the files that we examined in the Computer Overview module. The other files containing details of the stock of raw materials and the list of client details are also arranged in this filing cabinet (refer Figure).

Filing Cabinet

Different Files in a Filing cabinet

The files stored on a computer may be of different types which include text files that stores textual information, graphic files that stores information in the form of a picture or a graph or a program file that stores program code.