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I actually have been wondering for a while why does neovim not use the .config directory that windows has instead of appdata/local

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  • I don't know but if it starts with a dot, it doesn't sound like a Windows thing.
    – Friedrich
    Mar 20 at 20:54

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On Windows the usage is to push the programs to store their user configuration in:

  • ~/Local/ (%LocalAppData%) or in
  • ~/Roaming/ (%AppData%)

A fair fraction of the program are doing so.

You can see %LocalAppData% as a Windows equivalent of ~/.config in Linux.

Remark: There were a time where the Windows Explorer was refusing to create a file or folder that starts with ..

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