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sorry, by files i mean '.desktop' type things....

main issue/focus.. i'm trying to get wine running on my PC (openSUSE)
i run into an error, when trying to open 'wine-browsedrive c:' it reads

Unable to run the command specified. The file or folder file:///home/gulitian/Documents/.wine/dosdevices/c: does not exist.

so i went online and found this seems that the command reads
xdg-open .wine/dosdevices/c:
when i try to change it to
xdg-open /home/gulithian/.wine/dosdevices/c:
and save click on it and i get the same issue, if i open the properties again, i reads the same as before.. as if i never changed it to begin with.
i'm almost certain it got to do with admin rights (which i should have, seeing as how i'm the ONLY user...) help would be much appreciated thnx
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sorry, by files i mean '.desktop' type things....
main issue/focus.. i'm trying to get wine running on my PC (openSUSE)
i run into an error, when trying to open 'wine-browsedrive c:' it reads
Unable to run the command specified. The file or folder file:///home/gulitian/Documents/.wine/dosdevices/c: does not exist.
so i went online and found this seems that the command reads
xdg-open .wine/dosdevices/c:
when i try to change it to
xdg-open /home/gulithian/.wine/dosdevices/c:
and save click on it and i get the same issue, if i open the properties again, i reads the same as before.. as if i never changed it to begin with.
i'm almost certain it got to do with admin rights (which i should have, seeing as how i'm the ONLY user...) help would be much appreciated thnx

First of all you wont be the only user. Even if you log in as root, you would be the only user as Linux will have all sorts of users dedicated users for services (it's how Linux sandboxes it's processes). Now I'm guessing you're also not logging in as "root" (edit: looking at your post again, I can see you're definitely not logging in as root)? which means you're user account will not be administrator. Where in Windows, general login user accounts can have administration rights, in Linux they do not (instead what you do is run commands as an elevated user - which is typically done via prefixing commands like sudo when running stuff in the terminal)

Going back to your original question, it's unlikely you'd need administrator / root access as anything in your home directory (and particularly created by WINE in your home directory) will be owned by you. This basically means that you can edit the files whichever way you want. So the problem will be something else.

I don't really know how xdg works though, so cant help you more I'm afraid.
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1) .wine shouldn't be in documents, it should be in your home directory ~/ or /home/guilitian for you (~/ is a universal shortcut, try "cd ~/" and you will see).

2) as plan9 said you don't need root, you won't ever need root in your home directory.

You probably have a system link, which you would have to re-link in order for it to work. At least, I don't think you can directly edit a link that is broken. Every time I do it it "disappears" on me... What you should do is run winecfg, if that runs wine runs and you should work on installing new programs.

For future info, c: is empty and doesn't exist until you run a wine command that updates/installs wine. Such as winecfg, or installing a wine program (always creates ~/.wine).

I would ignore those shortcuts, as long as you can open an terminal and run "wine --version" and get a response, wine should be installed.
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well, i decided to give this another try, seeing as i'm still (after quite some time) a n00b at KDE ( I went back to kubuntu, which i missed so much) and gave wine another go. same issue.. HAHAHA i forgot to hit the save button.... WHAT A ****ING N00B! either way thanx for the added knowledge/info guys, here is the link
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1329802
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