Root directory

The root directory is the top directory in a file system. The root directory is provided by the operating system and has a special name; for example, in DOS systems the root directory is called \. The root directory is sometimes referred to simply as the root.

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Backup Software Glossary

Current glossary explains various terms that you may come across while working with Handy Backup or other backup software.

Handy Backup is a backup utility for Windows Servers and PCs that is famous for its flexibility and ease of use.

The glossary contains 179 terms. The current section Data Management contains 10 terms.

Other “Data Management” Terms

  • Directory
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  • Data Encryption and Methods
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