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Aerphix's picture
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PortableApps Folder Structure

Is it just me, or shouldn't the Documents folder (when portableapps is installed) be named Home and the Documents folder should be placed in the same folder as Music / Pictures / Videos ?

I use PortableApps every day and this has always been an annoyance to me.

Maybe this could be a feature change request ?

John T. Haller
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It's a legacy thing from before Windows 7 existed and back when drives often had a Documents folder already on them. Windows XP had Pictures, etc within Documents as well. The idea of Home is more a Linux thing, and the only equivalent on Windows is C:\Users\YourUserName. So we could go with Home, Files, User, etc. The big issue is needing to move the files for existing users without breaking existing app's pointing to files within that structure.

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