I couldn't find a Windows stack exchange so I am asking this here. I know how a *nix directory structure is set up and how directories are pretty much just lists of files. I can open them with a text editor and read them, they are an actual "file". I am a little confused on what a Windows folder actually is. I am pretty sure it is not a "file" as we would normally think about it. I couldn't find any explanation online about the architecture behind the Window's "folder".