Vladimir Chtchetkine - Irvine CA
Alan Kucheck - Santa Ana CA
Starbase Corp. - Santa Ana CA
A data processing method and system for providing an installable file system using a basic file system driver and for flexibility in the views of objects through an operating system. An embodiment of the present invention includes a virtual file system which includes virtual files and folders correlated to native folders. Requests to open specified virtual files invoke the native file system driver to open the native files referenced by the virtual file for the specified virtual files. In addition, a view application is provided for configurable views of the files in the file system wherein the custom views include custom attributes relating to the file.