Data Organization

It has been mentioned earlier that in a computer system, the data that is input gets converted into information. We also identified the need for external storage media on which data can be stored for future use.

In our day-to-day lives, we store information in the form of files, be it our telephone directory, or the record of our monthly expenditure. The medium that is used in this type of manual storage is usually paper or other such physical media.

Similarly, information is also stored on the computer in the form of files, but the media is either external storage or internal storage. A computer may have the following types of files on its storage media:

  • Text files
  • Data files
  • Graphic files

Types of Files

Types of Files