virtual folder

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virtual folder

(1) An index in a computer that points to selected files and folders within that same machine. The Windows 7 Library feature is a virtual folder to the contents on the hard drive (see Windows Libraries). Starting with Windows Vista, the results of a search can be saved as a virtual folder, which is a collection of Shortcuts to the real items.

(2) An index in a computer that points to files and folders on a remote server. For example, an online backup service may let users view their files on the backup servers using the file manager (Explorer, Finder, etc.) in their computers.
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6 The ability to create collections or virtual folders that can be branded with the University%s logo to be sent to users, without requiring a login.
But if you prefer the current Windows Explorer interface, with virtual folders such as Recent Places (which can be very useful when you're saving files in multiple applications for a single project), you must go deep into settings to choose it.
Like iMovie, Final Cut can analyse newly imported video and figure out which shots have people in them - one person, two people, group shots - and put them into virtual folders automatically.
It allows companies to organise and manage all content, including legacy content, in virtual folders.
Early users of the TripAdvisor "saves" tool have already filled tens of thousands of virtual folders with all sorts of plans, including:
Another is Smart Folders, where users can browse the hard disk using virtual folders that sort themselves according to criteria chosen by the user.
Virtual Folders - These aggregate content from across the repository using a combination of full text and metadata search criteria.
It uses virtual folders, specifically designed to organize your text notes with a simple drag and drop of hypertext links.
The intuitive interface of DocManager v2 also follows a "tree structure" familiar to users of the ubiquitous MS Windows([R]) system of primary and subordinate virtual folders.
In addition to supporting all report features on all browsers, Mobilizer's Report Manager also adds many other new features such as Dashboards, Virtual folders, Thumbnails and more.
Miftah has another 297 names saved on a computer filled with virtual folders containing photographs of the dead who have passed through the hospital, in the hope of helping families either identify a body or rule out the worst.