home directory

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home directory

(1) A disk folder that contains the user's personal files. In Windows XP, the home directory is in \Documents and Settings\username. Starting with Windows Vista, it is in \user\username. In the Mac, it is in /user/username, and in most Linux/Unix systems, it is in /home/username.

(2) A disk folder assigned to each user on a Unix system attached to the Internet. When you log in, the home directory is the folder you start out in. It can be used to store temporary files, permanent files, a user profile that can be "fingered," as well as lists of newsgroups that have been subscribed to. See finger and tilde.
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The documents - in the case of MindMeister the mind maps - are securely saved online in each user's home folder, and can be accessed and modified from anywhere in the world through the Internet.
In the first case, no password is required to add files to a user's home folder.
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User Home feature automatically creates a home folder and a personal website address for each user.
SecureFX speeds up navigation by using context menu items to move back, forward, to the parent folder, to the home folder, to the root folder, and to the current folder in Explorer.
0 enables system administrators to set a user's home folder on a shared or remote drive for security or management reasons.
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Redirect-IT (file and registry redirection): solves many compatibility issues with running legacy applications under Terminal Server by transparently redirecting user-specific data from HKLM and common folders to HKCU and the home folder.
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Aquino usually takes home folders to work on after office hours, at the House of Dream across MalacaEaAang, the presidential palace, said Valte.