A file is
|“||a storage place for data . . . it's like a manila folder that contains all the data on a particular subject category in a computer.||”|
|“||[u]sually an accumulation of records or nonrecord materials arranged according to a plan. Sometimes an accumulation of personal papers so arranged.||”|
|“||[a] unit, such as a folder, microform, or electronic medium, containing such records, nonrecord materials, or personal papers.||”|
On storage devices, there are typically two types of files: data files, such as text documents, spreadsheets, images, and videos, and system files, such as operating system and application binaries and libraries.