Is the Documents folder on Mac OSX same as the My Documents folder in Windows?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by dvader123, Sep 15, 2010.

  1. dvader123 macrumors regular

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    Just like the question asks. Also, I believe that there is a website that translates things for Windows user into mac terms to help with the transition. Can't remember where that came from.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Yes, pretty much.

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  3. Intell macrumors P6

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    For all terms that you need to know, yes, it is the same. But it is not the same as Windows 7's "Documents Libraries" feature.
     
  4. spinnerlys Guest

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    Not really (I think), as the "My Documents" folder has a Documents folder inside plus one for music, pictures and so on. (Hmm, others have another view of this.)

    The Documents folder in Mac OS X resides in your Home folder (Macintosh HD / Users / YOU (short name for your user name - Home folder)) along with the folders for Music, Pictures, Videos and Downloads.

    Thus one can see the "My Documents" folder as a home folder, if one just looks at the subfolders of "My Documents" and the Mac OS X Home folder.


    For that comparison: X vs XP maybe?


    Also have a look at the following links to learn more about Mac OS X:

     

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