"home" file in root of hard drive - what is it?

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  1. 0dev macrumors 68040

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    I just saw, on one of my Macs, a file called "home", which an icon which looks like OS X's hard drive icon but with people holding hands around it in the root of Macintosh HD. What's that do? Never noticed it before.
     
  2. munkery macrumors 68020

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    What is the location in the type of notation shown in the example below?

    "Computer name"/Macintosh HD/System/Library/Components
     
  3. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

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  4. munkery macrumors 68020

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    What's in the folder?

    I bet it has something to do with Windows emulation or virtualization.
     
  5. Jolly Jimmy macrumors 65816

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    It's perfectly normal for it to be there. It should be hidden though.
     
  6. munkery macrumors 68020

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    Yup, once I showed hidden folders, it was there.
     
  7. 0dev thread starter macrumors 68040

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    If it's to do with Windows virtualisation, that makes sense since I've got Parallels set up.

    Thanks :)
     

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