Hi and welcome to LQ.
It might get a bit confusing due to the fact that root is used in two meanings:
/ - this is the root directory of your filesystem
root - name of the superuser account on a system
So the /root is the home directory of user 'root' while /myfolder is a subdirectory of the root directory.
Hope it makes sense.
Last edited by sycamorex; 10-26-2013 at 05:46 PM.