Computers are amazing at creating things like photos, videos, papers, books, Powerpoint presentations, and the ultimate combination of all of the above: Grumpy Cat memes. An essential but often invisible part of computers is the storage space where all of this stuff goes: hard drives, network drives, and other physical storage space. These things are required to make your computer work the way it should, but they do a very good job at not calling attention to themselves. However, knowing that storage spaces exist and how you can interact with them can help you later on when you want to create programs and scripts that require certain types of storage to be available.
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