Why does every app assume I work out of C:\Users\Ben? It doesn't even show up in windows explorer by default? And since when is my documents used to store random metadata? I have been storing pdfs and word documents there for years ???

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    This is why I like Linux's ~/.local/share folder--it means my $USER folder doesn't have a whole bunch of random stuff all over.
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    why another place for storing settings if here is one. and also as you said: these are your documents, so your app settings and caches and metadatas (not random, but made for you or by you) stored as your all other private files like documents.
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    @demiko you're absolutely right
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    @RiderExMachina, mine's full of dotfiles...
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    Some devs just need to get it together.

    But yes, I'm in the same boat.
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