[Wine] Re: Where wine writes?

vitamin wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed Dec 10 12:31:29 CST 2008

etwineb wrote:
> I'd like to know where wine writes.

Into $WINEPREFIX if it's registry or "fake c:" drive. And potentially anywhere you (as user) have access to.

etwineb wrote:
> I saw that even using WINEPREFIX wine writes in ~/.local, sometime it leaves .desktop files around.

Yes that's the standard place for menu links, menu sctracture descriptors and icons. See standard for more details: http://standards.freedesktop.org/basedir-spec/basedir-spec-latest.html

etwineb wrote:
> Can I force wine keeping everything it needs in its WINEPREFIX folder?

No you can't. Window managers don't know to look inside $WINEPREFIX for menu entries, icons, etc.

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