Copying or moving WINE to a new PC

A new PC with different username cause two issues for WINE when copying old PC user files to a new PC.

Update WINE shortcuts

If the Linux username changed, you have to update the “exec” lines of the .desktop files that reside in ~/.local/share/applications/wine/Programs/ (or create softlinks).

Update drive shortcuts

Sometimes the drive links in ~/.wine/dosdevices differ after copying–as above, update your shortcuts/softlinks as necessary.

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Written by Michael Hirsch, Ph.D. //

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