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Old 04-12-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
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Using Thunar file manager to find wine C: drive installation

Hello all, the Linux file system is very confusing to me. I come from windows!!! For the life of me, I can't find the (Wine) install environment with the Thunar file manager. For some reason, after i installed wine it doesn't have a link that takes me to the C: drive that Thunar used to open so I could access what I installed thats only compatible with windows, such as World Of Warcraft. I'm bound and determined there has got to be another way to find it!

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all wine files are in your home directory in a directory called .wine
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This is not a truly general question, so a distro specific forum may be a better place for it.

Normally wine creates a configuration folder in your home directory with links that are seen as C: D: and so on drives in the Wine version of Windows.

To see the configuration folder, allow Thunar to show hidden files (that is, files with names starting with "."). Links are normally shown as ~c:, ~d:, and so on. The "~" is the way Thunar tells you it is a link, "c:" is the name of the link. You home directory is normally /home/<you>.
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I also use the Thunar file manager and I have to admit that I always found it annoying that Wine puts the virtual C drive inside a hidden folder. It makes it cumbersome to navigate.

One way of solving this is to find the virtual C Wine drive and then move all the files and directories inside it to another location. After that, you can use the "winecfg" program to change the location in the Wine configuration files. That saves you having to use the "show hidden files" option all the time.

An even easier option is to access the View menu in Thunar and change the Location Selector to Toolbar style. From there, you can press the Home button on the toolbar, and then type "/.wine" at the end of the path text box. If you are reasonable good with the keyboard, that gets you moving much more quickly than having to navigate through dozens of hidden folders

Hope this helps.



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