« Advances in computing have made moving files between different platforms much easier than just a few years ago. The adoption of the UNICODE standard for character encoding and cross compatibility between operating systems has made problems opening a file received as an attachment to an email, downloaded from a web site, or accessed on a cloud storage platform extremely rare, but problems can still occur.
While the vast majority of desktop computers still use Microsoft Windows or the Macintosh OS, there remain many other operating systems (and file systems) that can interact with files at different points. Cell phones, tape drives, networking equipment, televisions, and even digital cameras support file systems today. (…) »