open file


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open file

[′ō·pən ′fīl]
(computer science)
A file that can be accessed for reading, writing, or both.

open file

A file, typically a disk file, that has been made available to the application by the operating system for reading and/or writing. All files must be "opened" before they can be accessed and "closed" when no longer required.
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88) The defendant would then face the difficult task of establishing that his counsel was ineffective, either because counsel performed insufficient investigation or because counsel did not utilize the exculpatory evidence in the prosecutor's open file.
To ensure this, the disk-backup mechanism must have options (skip, open file transfer, or create error log) for handling open files.
a provider of essential security solutions that protect against data loss, system threats, Internet abuse and unsolicited email, today announced the availability of Open File Manager 9.
Hold down the Alt key as you repeatedly press the Tab key; your window will switch from one open application to another, display the opening screen for each so you can easily identify the open file and bring it to the screen (see screenshot).
A spokeswoman for Children and Family Services said the department could not publicly discuss whether there is an open file on the family.
a global provider of security solutions that protect against data loss, system threats, Internet abuse and unsolicited e-mail, today announced the availability of Open File Manager 9.
Open File Manager is enterprise-class software that enables your backup application to back up open files in a distributed Windows and NetWare environment, ensuring business continuity and protection of mission-critical data.
The company's products include Open File Manager, enterprise-class software that enables backup applications to back up open files; UpdateEXPERT, which solves system and application security problems by keeping software patch levels current; iPrism, an Internet access management appliance that monitors, filters and reports on inappropriate Internet usage; and ePrism, a dedicated e-mail filtering and spam management appliance for enterprises of all levels.
The newer, more sophisticated open file backups can take an accurate snapshot of multiple logical volumes simultaneously, thereby performing an accurate backup.
Open File Protection Support: FileKeeper's Open File Protection (OFP) technology provides periodic near continuous protection of open files including Office Outlook Personal Folders (.
a provider of security solutions that protect against data loss, system threats and Internet abuse, has announced the immediate availability of Open File Manager 9.
Another factor to consider, when choosing an open file solution is whether the utility is capable of providing system-wide synchronization, which ensures the most complete and reliable backup and restore.