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From french carpette which, in turn, derives from English carpet, a binder is a desktop useful made of cardboard or plastic that, thanks to folds, ribbons and rubber bands, allows to store or order documents , papers , drawings, etc. Another similar use of the notion of folder refers to a kind of large wallet which is used to write about it and save papers.

For example: “Can you help me find the invoice folder? I want to see how much we paid for electricity last month ”, "The lawyer arrived with a folder full of complaints", "Tell the accountant to bring the folder with the balances of the last year".

When it comes to getting a folder to be able to store documents of various kinds, it is necessary to know that a wide variety of models can be acquired in a stationery store. However, among the most common are the following:
• Those that close with rubber bands.
• Those with a clip.
• Those that have clamps, which are usually made of plastic and that retain those papers that have perforations in what are the sides.
• Files of type filing cabinet, which are very useful for storing important volumes of information within a filing cabinet.

The folder, therefore, can be used in a house or in a company to store and sort papers. In a home, a person you can use a folder to save the payment receipts of the services and of the taxes . A company, for its part, can appeal to a folder for the storage of all the contracts it has established with its customers.

It is common for students to use folders to store sheets of paper and write on them. Folders can be divided into various sectors according to the matter or subject : language, mathematics, natural sciences, etc.

In recent years, in some countries such as Spain a colloquial term of carpeting has emerged. This is the name that teenage girls who have an idol, either a singer or a famous TV host, receive and not only carry photographs of him in their folders to go to the institute but also defend him above all when it arises Some criticism.

In addition to all of the above we would have to underline that in Cuba the term folder with another meaning is used. Specifically, in that country that word is used to refer to what a hotel reception is.

The fabric cover that protects some furniture is also known, in certain countries, as a folder: "Please, put the glass on the folder so as not to damage the wood of the table", “I have to wash the desktop folder since it is very dirty”.

Within the world of technology, it should be noted that the Dropbox platform offers the user the possibility of having what has been called Public Folder. Thanks to her, the people she wants have the possibility to see the files included in it as well as even to download them.

In the computing , the concept of folder is used to name the directory It contains various files: “If you want to see the photos, I saved them in the Vacation folder”.

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