File Manager

Definition of File Manager in The Network Encyclopedia.

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What is File Manager?

A key Microsoft Windows 3.1 utility that provides a graphical way of managing files and directories. You can use File Manager to copy files, start programs, print documents, and maintain disks. Since File Manager is a network-aware utility, you can also use it both to share folders and to map network drives to shared folders on other systems on the network.

This capability is useful, for example, in a Windows for Workgroups network in which one machine is used as a server for the other machines.

Graphic F-10. File Manager.


File Manager is also included with Windows 95 and Windows 98 for users who prefer it to the newer Windows Explorer utility. To run File Manager in Windows 95 or Windows 98, click Start, click Run, and type winfile.