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After I installed PlayOnLinux, I wanted to install a Windows program that is located in my Windows User folder that is on different partition. But it was 'empty' before I knew it! I don't know if it's really gone or just hidden. I've tried Show Hidden Files and writing the location manually but still failed.

Please let me know what I can do to fix this.

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The Windows folder on PlayOnLinux and Wine do not store your Windows files and/or programs. The Windows folder is used to create a space where all the files needed to run a windows program is located, excluding Windows boot mechanisms and YOUR Windows. It's not the Windows located on your hard disk, it's just a dummy folder and will not hold any of your data at all.

The thing you need to do instead of this is to copy the installed files from Windows to a thumb drive, external drive, CD or whatever or load the disc of the game, or get the installation package from wherever and follow the instructions here.

I highly recommend Wine as an alternative, because PlayOnLinux is actually based off Wine and personally I find Wine so much easier to use and there are many more support pages and documentations to read and discover.

The only advice I can offer to you now is read the documentation! That should've told you everything I just wrote, and use YouTube and Google - because they are great sources.

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What I meant was the user folder of Windows. Anyways, I've deleted Windows as the folder seems to be impossible to be recovered. –  hudadiaz Jul 31 '12 at 14:44
    
@hudadiaz, OH! Gosh, forgive me! I'm not too sure about this, you do indeed have an unusual situation. You've probably tried Ctrl+H to show hidden files/folders, but since you've said that your folder is now non-existent, I'm not too sure if it is in fact salvageable. –  Mochan Aug 11 '12 at 11:21

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