Volume Table Of Contents

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volume table of contents

[′väl·yəm ¦tā·bəl əv ′kän‚tens]
(computer science)
A list of all the files in a volume, usually with descriptions of their contents and locations. Abbreviated VTOC.
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Volume Table Of Contents

(VTOC) /V-tock/ A special file on a disk, which contains a list of all the ordinary files on the disk and their addresses. Also called a directory.

The term is used mostly with large mainframe disk drives. Storage administrators will often refer to the VTOC to obtain information on the number of files stored on a disk.
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