[Wine] Winetricks deleted most of my hard drive

Darragh Bailey felix at compsoc.nuigalway.ie
Thu May 22 12:47:58 CDT 2008

On Thu, May 22, 2008 at 08:21:55AM -0400, John Drescher wrote:
> > One thing I wondered (in my general ignorance of such matters) is whether the problem was caused by a link I had set up in my home directory called "c_drive" which is actually a link to where I mount a windows hard drive when I need access to it from linux. I notice looking through the code in winetricks reference to a similarly named link - is there any possibility that this confused the script into deleting parts of my home directory when it was cleaning up after itself?
> >
> Is doubtful that it would remove anything other than what was on your
> windows drive.
> NEVER mount a real windows drive as drive_c. This will not help wine
> and it will end up breaking your windows install.
> John

I guessing that what he meant was that he had the following setup
windows on /home/username/c_drive
which is not the same as
windows on /home/username/.wine/c_drive 


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