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Administering: Windows Server® 2008 Server Core by John Paul Mueller

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Chapter 15. Managing Files and Directories

Files and directories are storage containers for data. In Chapter 14, you discovered many of the utilities that help you manage data. However, you haven't yet discovered the techniques for managing the storage containers that hold the data. Even a database manager relies on files to provide permanent data storage, so the information you find here applies even to complex data scenarios.

The files and directories on your hard drive require management. Normally, the application performs this management directly as part of performing its tasks. However, you may find the need to perform some management tasks manually. For example, a file may have a system or other attribute attached to it that won't allow you ...

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