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Glossary of Computer and Internet Terms
A glossary of computer and Internet terms with definitions that are easy to understand.
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Root is a term for a computer high level directory. On a Windows PC C:/ is the root directory for the C drive. The majority of users can access their own directory only, whereas a root user can gain access to any of the folders from the root directory down. By doing this a user can change and modify the system without other users knowing this.