Data file

Updated: 04/01/2018 by Computer Hope
Text file

A data file is any file that contains information, but not code; it is only meant to be read or viewed and not executed. For example, this web page, a letter you write in a word processor, and a text file are all considered data files.

Programs may also rely on data files to get information. For instance, a data file may contain the settings of a program that tell the program how to display information.

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