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disk file

[′disk ‚fīl]
(computer science)
An organized collection of records held on a magnetic disk.

disk file

A set of instructions or data that is recorded, cataloged and treated as a single unit on a disk. Source language programs, machine language programs, spreadsheets, database files, text documents, graphics files and batch files are examples. See file and disk format.
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One helpful feature of this emulation package is its ability to route data to a disk file.
Use these disk file units for archival storage of both 3.
The communication program used for this hookup was able to create a disk file of terminal output (screen displays).
Diskeeper, with IntelliWrite([R]) technology, prevents fragmentation in the first place, right at its source, the local disk file system.
Individual listings or groups of listings may be exported to a disk file or printer.
The high-quality output can be saved on a special disk file for producing 35 mm slides or on a graphic's file for presentation in a microcomputer slideshow using Quattro Pro's SlideShow feature.
Search results can be printed to a local printer or downloaded to a disk file.
Here's their equivalent statement, taken from a hyper-text disk file that comes with the SpinRite package:
The enhancements pertain to six modules--Cataloging, OPAC, Circulation, Serial, Acquisitions, and Databridge, New features include reduced RAM requirements, updated reference style documentation, extended support for HP Laser printing, integration of Circulation and Serials modules for checking out journals, the ability to export data from the Cataloging module to MARC record format, an improved system for tracking irregular journals, and the ability to send all report to a disk file.
All Hydra PC models include Hydra PC Sentry capabilities that block host PC access to removable mass storage devices, including USB and FireWire devices that use disk file systems.
The maximum length for an index record is 2,000 characters, and a single disk file will hold up to 65,534 records.
the insidious disease of disk file fragmentation is still very much alive and infecting.