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SaveFiles (also known as PupSave files) contains additions and changes to a Frugal Installation of Puppy. Anything that is stored in the linux file system (RootFS).

To save documents outside of Pup SaveFile go to /mnt/. For example, /mnt/home is the root directory/folder of your primary drive (C: drive in Windows speak).
Saving documents outside of SaveFile makes them easy to access by other OSes, Puppy installations and Saves.

For more information about the layered file system see How Puppy works.

Boot Up Behavior
Puppy's behavior on boot up depends whether any savefiles are found:
  • If none are found Puppy will load the BaseSFS without any modifications. In many versions this will prompt the user to configure Puppy, also on reboot/shutdown the user is asked whether to create a save.
  • If only one save is found it will load automatically. (If 'auto-load' is not wanted see how to avoid loading SaveFile)
  • If more than one is found the user is prompted to select via a text menu.

Note: the boot files on a multi-session disk work differently from those used for live disk and frugal installs. They look for and make save files differently, see Save file multi-session for more information.

Temporary Files
Often programs allow you to configure their temporary storage folder, setting this outside SaveFile avoids clutter and my improve performance.

Also on the Wiki
How to Resize Savefile
How to avoid loading SaveFile
Pupsave Backup program
PuppyState - information on the current SaveFile
Backup Information
Save File - multisession - save files used on mutli-session optical media
Puppy Boot Parameters - these allow you to configure where Puppy looks for Save Files
Remastering - Remastering Puppy may avoid the need for a Savefile

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