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

    Jun 27, 2010
    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


    May 16, 2008
    Yes, pretty much.

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  3. Intell macrumors P6


    Jan 24, 2010
    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


    Sep 7, 2008
    forlod bygningen
    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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