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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 531
02-21-2010, 11:42 PM
Originally Posted by Miiru
(It's not a VM, incidentally. You're running as a native process, just with a very strange set of win32 dlls)

To expand: the default wine configuration sets up all the explorer shell folders, and the following ones are mapped into the user's home directory: Desktop, My Documents, My Pictures, My Videos, My Music. There's no firm guarantee that the target directories will exist, but the mappings will if the user hasn't moved them. All the other shell folders will point into ~/.wine/drive_c/ somewhere.

In particular, the default mapping for 'My Documents' is normally the user's home directory itself.

You can also find the root directory mapped as z:, but without talking to some real unix applications you aren't going to be able to figure out where stuff can go there. A user could find their way around it though.
The Z drive being magically mapped onto an alien FS sounds pretty virtualized to me ;-)