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(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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Commvault also announced the availability of Edge Drive(TM), a new feature within Commvault File Sharing, which delivers a virtual folder that acts as a "personal cloud" for real-time sharing across mobile devices and through a web console, providing universal access for file sharing and collaboration.
File synchronisation services create a virtual folder on your workstation, laptop, tablet, or smartphone that looks and behaves like a regular folder: you can save files in it, browse them, open them, and edit them.
Additional features include enhanced language support and a new set of Virtual Folder commands
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For instance, instead of forcing content into conventional folder structures that are far too rigid and often redundant or ambiguous, each tag essentially acts as a virtual folder, thus reducing the need for folder hierarchies.
All policy information is scanned into the system upon receipt from the policy member when a virtual folder is created using the policy number and other data for verification.
Optional virtual folder groupings for ease of document access and searching.
A namespace extension is a virtual folder in Windows Explorer, such as Control Panel.
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.