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Ch 6: Understanding Computer Files

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Boost your understanding of computer files with this self-paced computer science chapter. The chapter's engaging lessons and quizzes can benefit anyone who needs to review the fundamentals of computer files for exams, homework, class assignments or work.

Understanding Computer Files - Chapter Summary

This self-paced chapter helps you improve your basic understanding of computer files. Through a series of bite-sized lessons, you'll break down the foundations of computer file usage, as well as different file types, systems and extensions. You'll be able to reinforce your understanding of these concepts by taking the accompanying self-assessment quizzes. The chapter is available to study whenever you need it, and our instructors are happy to answer any questions you may have about computer files. When you're finished with the chapter, you should be able to:

  • Describe access, formats and sharing of computer files
  • Compare FAT, NTFS and HFS+ file systems
  • Recognize different file types and extensions, such as GIFs, MP3s, EXEs and JPGs

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