[Wine] [FAQ] [RFC] entry about locations of Windows drives

Paul Menzel paulepanter at users.sourceforge.net
Sat Jan 2 04:39:45 CST 2010

Dear Wine users,

could you please review the following question and add it to the FAQ

=== How do I change the location of Wine’s C: drive? ===

Wine’s C: drive is located in your home directory under
`~/.wine/dosdrives/c:` which points to `~/.wine/drive_c/`.

$ ls -l ~/.wine/dosdevices/
lrwxrwxrwx 1 joe joe 10 17. Jun 2009  c: -> ../drive_c

Wine’s C: drive should always be located in your home directory under
`.wine`. That is why change C: is also not supported using Wine’s
configuration tool (`winecfg`), that means the Edit button does not get

If you want to change it at your own risk just let the
`~/.wine/dosdrives/c:` point to a different location using the `ln`
command. Keep in mind that Wine is a per-user program, so that it is not
officially supported to share Wine drives between users [2].

I could not find any information on this topic besides [2]. So I am
sorry, if this information is incorrect.



[1] http://wiki.winehq.org/FAQ
[2] http://www.winehq.org/pipermail/wine-users/2004-November/015831.html
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