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  1. files

    CONFIG.SYS is the primary configuration file for the DOS and OS/2 operating systems. It is a special ASCII text file that contains user-accessible setup or configuration directives evaluated by the operating system's DOS BIOS (typically residing in IBMBIO.COM or IO.SYS) during boot. CONFIG.SYS was introduced with DOS 2.0.

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  1. files

    Plural form of file.

    She had a number of home budgeting files that she copied over to each year to reuse the template and update proactively.

    Submitted by MaryC on December 19, 2015  

Surnames Frequency by Census Records

  1. FILES

    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Files is ranked #8761 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Files surname appeared 3,744 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 1 would have the surname Files.

    76.6% or 2,871 total occurrences were White.
    17% or 638 total occurrences were Black.
    2.8% or 108 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    2.3% or 89 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.7% or 27 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.2% or 11 total occurrences were Asian.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'files' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3420

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'files' in Written Corpus Frequency: #2916

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of files in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of files in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of files in a Sentence

  1. Brad Raffensperger:

    Making sure Georgia’s voter rolls are up to date is key to ensuring the integrity of our elections, that is why I fought and beat Stacey Abrams in court in 2019 to remove nearly 300,000 obsolete voter files before the November election, and will do so again this year. Bottom line, there is no legitimate reason to keep ineligible voters on the rolls.

  2. Gerzof Richard:

    Companies looking to stay competitive in their market space, win new business and attract employees need to embrace video, they need to look at their mobile phones as video cameras and always think about creating relevant and meaningful content when going about their daily business activities. Related: 6 Big Reasons Small Businesses Need to Be on Periscope As video search technologies improve, bandwidth costs for uploading and downloading video drop and humans get better at shooting and posting video files, video will increasingly become a more dominant form of communication for all businesses, from startups to multi-national brands.

  3. Chris Jackson/Getty Images Harry:

    It had been a very bad idea. I ’d had plenty of bad ideas in my twenty-three years, but this one was uniquely ill-conceived. I ’d told Chris Jackson/Getty Images Harry that I wanted closure, but I did n’t really. Deep down, I ’d hoped to feel in that tunnel what I ’d felt when JLP [ Jamie Lowther Pinkerton, former private secretary to Chris Jackson/Getty Images Harry and Prince William ] gave me the police files — disbelief. Doubt. Instead, that was the night all doubt fell away, i ’d thought driving the tunnel would bring an end, or brief cessation, to the pain, the decade of unrelenting pain. Instead, it brought on the start of Pain, Part Deux.

  4. The FBI report:

    The overwriting of the data files will make it extremely difficult and costly, if not impossible, to recover the data using standard forensic methods.

  5. Bishop Edward Burns:

    We recognized throughout our collaboration with the police there are some who are not satisfied and want to look for themselves, we know we have given them the files. And so we say by all means look.

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    a diacritical mark (-) placed above a vowel to indicate a long sound
    A macron
    B imperviousness
    C taper
    D subrogation

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