sub·​fold·​er ˈsəb-ˌfōl-dər How to pronounce subfolder (audio)
variants or less commonly sub-folder
plural subfolders also sub-folders
: an organizational folder on a computer that is located within another folder
… employed a zealous manager … who maintained the computer's files in a meticulous network of folders and subfolders that neatly laid out the group's organizational structure and strategic concerns.Alan Cullison

Examples of subfolder in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web For example, if a general folder in your organization’s cloud contains multiple subfolders, some of which are protected, that seems safe. Sundaram Lakshmanan, Forbes, 18 Apr. 2023 To stow it away as a subfolder in the CIO’s portfolio is a mistake, and excluding CSOs from top-level discussions is a risk in and of itself. Endre Walls, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2022 Each time a photograph is taken from a new perspective, a boundary cell may create a new subfolder to save those images. Tino Delamerced, STAT, 10 Mar. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

1975, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subfolder was in 1975

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Cite this Entry

“Subfolder.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Nov. 2023.

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