• Directory of Internet terms
  • Directory — A location on a disc containing a group of files and subdirectories grouped together for organisational purposes . The term is used synonymously with Folder, which has become a more common term since the introduction of Windows. Subdirectories are sometimes referred to as "child directories" of the "parent directory". The topmost directory on a computer, which is the parent of all directories on the disc, is known as the root directory and usually has the pathname C:. See File, Pathname, Root Directory.