The file system used by *nix operating systems is fundamentally different from that used by DOS, Windows, etc.
On Windows, each partition has a drive letter (
On Mac OS X, each partition has a mount point (
I am on Mac and it has like Download, Desktop, Music, etc... but where is a more real place to extract my files into? I want something like
C:\MyDBFiles that I could create on Windows...
There are no drive letters on Mac OS X, sorry.
There nothing unreal about
Desktop. It's actually
~ is your home directory (usually
Without root privileges, you only have access to
~ anyway. All your personal files belong there. Consider it your
See also: Filesystem Hierarchy Standard - Wikipedia