vitamin wineforum-user at winehq.org
Wed Jul 2 16:33:45 CDT 2008

Jim wrote:
> So you want to move ~/.wine/drive_c/Program Files/SomeProgram to ~/.someotherwineprefix/drive_c/Program Files/SomeProgram
> Sometimes this works fine.  In general, if you can copy a particular program from one Windows machine to another Windows machine then you can also do the same between Wine prefixes.  The most common reason that this may not work has to do with the way an application uses the registry to register components (eg OLE/COM/ActiveX) and store application settings.

WINEPREFIX contains all of the registry so this is an advantage Wine has over windows. That means you can copy whole WINEPREFIX as-is and it should work.

Jim wrote:
> If you just want to move/rename the whole .wine folder to another location, you shouldn't run into problems other than desktop/menu shortcuts (eg in KDE or Gnome) that will need fixed.

This is the only thing that needs to be taken care of. Which is as simple as editing command and changing ... the WINEPREFIX.

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