n. (computer science) a file maintained in computer-readable form
A computer file is a resource for storing information, which is available to a computer program and is usually based on some kind of durable storage. A file is "durable" in the sense that it remains available for other programs to use after the program that created it has finished executing. Computer files can be considered as the information technology counterpart of paper documents which traditionally are kept in office and library files, and this is the source of the term.
Usage examples of "computer file".
McFadden withdrew a computer file chip from his briefcase and gestured toward the terminal on Picard's desk.
Rudolph, do you recognize the personal computer file password 97883PSY?
It had been quickly established that the data contained on the E-PROM chip from the crashed prototype was identical to the erroneous data contained in the Pentagon computer file that had last been changed by the deceased Captain Harold Strong.
And what makes it especially tricky is that changing a grade in a computer file doesn’.
And what makes it especially tricky is that changing a grade in a computer file doesnt leave any trace, she concluded, spooning a second serving of stuffing onto her plate.
I did know him: not personally, but from a picture in a computer file.
He kept his real notes on a pad of white lined paper, just because it was easier for him that way, then transferred them to a separate computer file every afternoon.
Each computer file had a companion file marked BAK, the short form for BACKUP, signifying that the computer's memory retained the previous version of a newly updated file.
Sass ran through the computer file Captain Godheir had transferred, explaining everything from the original mixup that had led the Ryxi to think the human team had been picked up by the ARCT-10, to the Mazer Star's own involvement, after a Thek intrusion.
Made small talk about his health, the weather, told him that he was trying to get a court order to unlock the computer file which might be in later in the day, waited for Brian to open the topic.