File Locations and Paths
When you access a file on an operating system, a file path is required. The file path is a string that represents the location of a file. It’s broken up into three major parts:
- Folder Path: the file folder location on the file system where subsequent folders are separated by a forward slash
/(Unix) or backslash
- File Name: the actual name of the file
- Extension: the end of the file path pre-pended with a period (
.) used to indicate the file type
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