What is a Wrapper? Back to FAQ

A Wineskin Wrapper refers to the actual .app application files you create in Wineskin Winery.app.  They are basically what they sound like.... they wrap around Windows software, in order to make it run.


The wrappers contain a fake “drive C” that a Windows program running from that wrapper thinks is the C: drive, and it has a dosdevices folder that is mappings to other drive letters Windows will see.  These are not virtual drives, they are just folders on your system that Wine uses like drives.  There is also three .reg files that are the Wine registry and store information any program writes in the Windows registry.


In Wineskin the goal is to create 1 wrapper per application you want to run... so the final product is the Windows app wrapped all up and looks/works just like a Mac Application.