computer file



  • noun a section of information on a computer, e.g. the payroll, list of addresses, or list of customer accounts


  • A collection of information which is stored as a unit. computer files may be retrieved, modified, stored, deleted, or transferred. Each type of file requires the appropriate software for the proper handling of its contents. There are many file types, including data files, program files, system files, and multimedia files. Also called file.


  • noun a block of information saved on a computer, with its own name