file protection

Definitions

Computing

Electronics

  • Measures taken to prevent the accidental erasure of files, or parts of files. Such protection may be logical or physical. Logical protection, for instance, may involve designating a file as read-only, while physical protection might entail the moving of a tab.
  • synonymfile security

Information & Library Science

  • noun software or another device used to prevent any accidental deletion or overwriting of a computer file
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