"Folder" in TouchDesigner always refers to a Windows operating system directory/folder that contain files and other folders.
In contrast, a TouchDesigner "Path" is internal to TouchDesigner. A Path is a location of a node, which may be a component containing other nodes.
Files on the internet can be referred to by their URL:
The operating system's holder of files and other folders (directories). It does not refer to operators within TouchDesigner. See .
The location of an operator within the TouchDesigner environment, for example,
/geo1/torus1, a node called
torus1 in a component called
geo1. The path
/ is called . To refer instead to a filesystem folder, directory, disk file or
http: address, see .