Data transfer files have standards so they can be transferred to any computer, hardware or application. Graphics, text, sound or numbers don’t need to be transferred on physical media anymore.
Why is data transfer between computers possible?
Computers now have fast processors
Computers have a large amount of storage
Standard file types have been developed
Why may one computer receiving a file from another computer not be able to read it?
It doesn't have enough RAM
It doesn't have the right program installed
It's not part of a network
What are the limitations of translating between different file types?
Some elements of a document might not copy
It is an expensive process
It uses up a lot of the computer's memory
A file type that can be read by any program of a certain type, eg image editing software, is known as what?
A standard file type
A multimedia file
Which of the following file extensions is likely to be a music file?
Which file format takes existing files and compresses them into a single file of a smaller size?
Which of the following file extensions is likely to be a spreadsheet file?
How can you open a file in a program that uses a different format?
What is the correct name for a file that is included in an email?
Data can be transferred from one program to another using which part of the operating system?