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@@ -254,7 +254,7 @@ you to reuse them during future working sessions, even offline.
<div class="text"><h2>Browser bookmarks</h2></div>
-When this feature is activated, changes to the bookmarks in the
+When this feature is activated, changes to the bookmarks in
<span class="application">Tor Browser</span> are saved in the persistent
volume. This does not apply to the Unsafe web browser.
@@ -277,18 +277,42 @@ persistent volume.
When this feature is activated, all the files in the <span
class="filename">/live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles</span> folder
-are linked in the <span class="filename">Home Folder</span> (files in
+are linked in the <span class="filename">Home</span> folder. Files in
subfolders of <span class="filename">dotfiles</span> are also linked
in the corresponding subfolder of your <span class="filename">Home
+</span> folder.
+For example, having the following files in <span
+ /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles
+ ├── file_a
+ ├── folder
+ │   ├── file_b
+ │   └── subfolder
+ │   └── file_c
+ └── emptyfolder
+Produces the following result in <span class="filename">/home/amnesia</span>:
+ /home/amnesia
+ ├── file_a → /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles/file_a
+ └── folder
+    ├── file_b → /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles/folder/file_b
+    └── subfolder
+    └── file_c → /live/persistence/TailsData_unlocked/dotfiles/folder/subfolder/file_c
This option is useful if you want to make some specific files
persistent, but not the folders they are stored in. A fine example are
the so called "dotfiles" (and hence the name of this feature), the
hidden configuration files in the root of your home directory, like
-<span class="filename">~/.git</span> and <span
+<span class="filename">~/.gitconfig</span> and <span
+As you can see in the previous example, empty folders are ignored. This feature
+only links files, and not folders, from the persistent volume into the <span
+class="filename">Home</span> folder.
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