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This course is intended for serious computer hobbyists, IT students, and IT professionals. You need Windows and Visual C++ installed.

The free online textbook for this course is Visual C++ 6 Unleashed . Read the Introduction to the book.

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Lesson 8. Working with the File System

Modern operating systems such as Windows provide a huge variety of services and features. However, if you were to ask what services comprise the core function of an operating system, providing a file system would surely be near the top of the list.

The dual requirements of file-system evolution and backward compatibility have littered the Windows operating system variants with a spectrum of old and new file systems.

To ensure that you can exploit the best file-system features and still maintain compatibility across the various platforms, you should be aware of these differences and their implications on the behavior of file and device I/O functions.

Reading Assignments

Read the following sections from your free online textbook:

offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) File System Overview
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Win32 File Objects
offiste01.jpg (430 bytes) Compatibility I/O
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