Folder in WindowsA folder is a virtual location where programs, files, and other folders can be located. Computers with an Apple, Microsoft Windows, or other GUI operating system have folders to help users store and organize their files and are accessed using a File Manager. The picture shows an example of what a folders with files looks like in Microsoft Windows.

Tip: If you are looking for a program folder, on Windows programs are installed into the program files folder.

Tip: When in a command line, folders are referred to as directories.

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Also see: Directory, Operating system terms