Filesystems for computer storage enable users to organize files in a hierarchy of directories and to label files with descriptive tags separate from the filename. Search and navigation of the filesystem via the hierarchical organization or the tags can be useful to find a collection of related files. However, in current systems, users can use only one of the two approaches at a time which makes it difficult to perform tasks that require a combination of the two approaches. This disclosure describes an augmented filesystem that enables users to perform operations using a combination of depth based drilldown of the filesystem hierarchy and cross-cutting breadth-based approach using the tags. Tags associated with child directories/ files are added to those for the parent directory. Files and directories are displayed with their associated tags and full paths to allow for easy disambiguation.
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Nguyen, Nam T, "Tagged Hierarchical Navigation For Files and Directories", Technical Disclosure Commons, (March 12, 2021)