Program Folders - Documents

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  1. tjb1 macrumors 68000

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    Im trying to use my documents folder just for documents I create. Im new to Mac and just started using Mac for the first time in my life about a month ago so im still getting use to everything but when I goto my documents folder I notice alot of programs have folders in there and I remember when I deleted one before a program quit working so I had to restore it. Is there a way to move these but allow the programs to still work or are they stuck there?
     
  2. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Your Documents folder should not contain any files but your own. Are you sure you aren't somewhere else?
     
  3. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    I think that, to answer this one safely, you'll need to confirm that it is definitely your Documents folder we're talking about , and also, which applications are putting files in there and what are they?
     
  4. tjb1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    No im under documents in OSx, Starcraft 2 has stuff stored there and programs running on windows through parallels store stuff there...here is a screenshot
     

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  5. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Microsoft User Data is normal (well, normal for Microsoft Office...). Can't comment on the rest.
     
  6. tjb1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Well DVDFab is storing log and temp files, Blizzard is storing starcraft 2 which is storing gamelogs, accounts, variables...Solidworks has I think its install files from windows and Parallels has "Windows 7.pvm" What is a pvm file?
     
  7. mac2x macrumors 65816

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    Someone correct me if I'm wrong, but shouldn't all that stuff usually be in ~/Library/Application Support?
     
  8. FourCandles macrumors 6502a

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    Re: MS Office (2004 at least)...yes it should...but it just dumps the user data in Documents. Always has AFAIK.
     
  9. tjb1 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I checked the PVM and its actually Windows 7, 32 GB so I guess thats just the OS...If I move the stuff is it going to update all the access commands so it will find it?
     
  10. colourfastt macrumors 6502a

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    Parallels, Sim City, and numerous others also create a "resource" folder in the Documents folder. I guess the developers decided that app info related to YOU should be stored in YOUR docs folder.
     

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