Files have always been stored and preserved in an organized manner in offices and at homes because they are important resources of information. The concept of file storage systems is there since a long time.

Files were carefully preserved in filing cabinets, drawers, old boxes, and safety vaults. But now, after computerization of official procedures, virtual files have come into existence.

Virtual files are stored on hard disks and portable disks, such as, floppy disks, digital video disks, compact disks and pen drives. Virtual files are being increasingly used by people to store personal and official data.


As virtual filing is gaining great prominence, virtual storing is on the rise. Software firms are trying to create applications that can give maximum protection to the virtual files stored on computers.  The online file storage systems are designed to protect the files from natural or man made mishaps.

Storing files online has got its own benefits in that the files are stored away from the offices. Hence if any calamity occurs in the office, the files remain safe in a centralized secure system that is located away from the place of occurrence of the calamity.

Hence, security is multi fold for online files in comparison to physical files that are located in the premises of the office where there is a chance of the occurrence of calamities.


Virtual files do not occupy any physical place. Thousands of them can be accommodated on one single personal computer. Physical files, on the other hand, occupy a large amount of physical place. Online file storage systems are a realistic and cost effective solution to the problem of storing official documents.

The online documents are stored in an encrypted format so that privacy remains intact. The online files can be decrypted only by authorized people who access the files with valid login names and passwords. A lot of good firms are offering to store valuable official files online.

While considering an online storehouse for storing important official information in the form of virtual files certain aspects have to be borne in mind. The first thing that one needs to think about is the size of the database that is required for storing the entire information.

The frequency of accessing the storage units Albuquerque should also be considered. The reliability of the software application designed for handling the online files and providing security for them should be considered before opting for it.

The price of the online software application should be reasonable. Some developers have a fixed rate for their files storing software applications, whereas others charge their clients according to the rates of customized packages.

Paying fixed charges is recommended if a large portion of the online storing area is utilized. If the storing area that is used is less than 500 MB it is better to pay according to the amount of area used.

It is always better to choose online file storage systems only after comparing a wide range of similar products on the basis of prices and features. The terms and conditions of usage of the applications should be carefully read and a reliability check should always be conducted before purchasing the application.

Some software manufacturers offer their products for free trial for a limited period of time. It is always better to avail such offers as that will help one in observing the performance of the application and understanding its strengths and drawbacks.