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What are the benefits of saving your files in your User Directory in Windows? I understand that if there are many people using the same machine, it'll create that NTFS separation and that is a great thing.

But say you are the only user that is ever going to touch your machine. Is there any benefit to saving your files and creating your file storage in your User Directory? Or is it a moot point?

So my question is, for a single-user Windows machine, are there any benefits to saving files and folders in C:\Users\YourLoginName as opposed to C:\MyDirectory?

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As far as I know in that case it's only a question of organization –  jmetz Jul 31 '12 at 20:57
Some programs default to looking for files in the user-profile, so having them located elsewhere will require you to manually navigate to the files in file-dialogs. –  Synetech Jul 31 '12 at 21:21

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