A packer is a tool for storing group of files and directories into single archive file. See also unpacker and archive file.


A partition is a portion of a physical disk that functions as though it were a physically separate unit.


A sequence of directory (or folder) names that specifies the location of a directory, file, or folder within the directory tree. Each directory name and filename within the path (except the first) must be preceded by a backslash (\). For example, to specify the path of a file named Readme.wri located in the Windows directory on drive C, you type c:\windows\readme.wri. See also local path and universal naming convention (UNC)


Windows NT settings you set on a shared resource that determine which users can use the resource and how they can use it.


A dynamically linked library that loads on request and interacts with a main application (Altap Salamander) to provide a certain function. Typical examples are plugins that view specific files (images, vector graphics, PDF), pack or unpack archives, or connect to remote FTP or SFTP server.


An acronym for program information file. A PIF provides information to Windows about how best to run MS-DOS-based applications. When you start an MS-DOS-based application, Windows looks for a PIF to use with the application. PIFs contain such items as the name of the file, a start-up directory, and multitasking options.


The smallest definable unit on the display (screen).


A graphical image displayed on the screen that indicates the location of a pointing device (also referred to as a cursor).


To press and release a keyboard key. See also click.

program file

A file that starts an application or program. A program file has an .exe, .pif, .com, or .bat filename extension.