A good example of this would be a Microsoft Word document. The document is edited and used inside the Microsoft Word program, but when the program shuts the document is then stored, saved safely until the program is reopened.
The same example can be given with computer games and program files. It can store the information on the computer's hard drive or on another device such as a memory stick or CD, making the file system software available on each medium used.
- What are the disadvantages of file system?
File system also cannot convert from file to file well. By this I mean that it would struggle to turn a PDF document into a Word document, a function that would prove to be very handy.
This limitation can prove frustrating if a file is sent to you by another computer in an incorrect format. If the file system does not recognize the file format then it cannot find the right program to open the file with.
The only other common limitation is the ability to name files, as the file system only recognizes certain symbols, there is a limit on what a file can be called.