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    Owner folder vs owner's folder vs owners' vs owners folder

    I want to create a folder and name it owner folder / owner's folder / owners' folder / owners folder.

    Which one is correct? Thanks

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    Re: Owner folder vs owner's folder vs owners' vs owners folder

    Where are you going to use this folder?
    “Every miserable fool who has nothing at all of which he can be proud, adopts as a last resource pride in the nation to which he belongs; he is ready and happy to defend all its faults and follies tooth and nail, thus reimbursing himself for his own inferiority.”

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    Re: Owner folder vs owner's folder vs owners' vs owners folder

    Quote Originally Posted by bhaisahab View Post
    Where are you going to use this folder?

    In a Windows PC.

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    #4

    Re: Owner folder vs owner's folder vs owners' vs owners folder

    Are you the only owner?
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Owner folder vs owner's folder vs owners' vs owners folder

    This is like pulling teeth, goodstudent.

    Please give us full details.

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    Re: Owner folder vs owner's folder vs owners' vs owners folder

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    This is like pulling teeth, goodstudent.

    Please give us full details.
    Q1) I am not sure what full details do you want? I thought I was already very clear in my first thread. Please let me know the details that you want.

    Q2) Can English experts please explain what other details would affect the English that I am asking about? Is correct English affected by whether if the folder was created in a Linux, Windows, Android, iOS system, or even if it was a real physical folder?

    I will try my best to give you the full details:
    There is a desktop PC. The operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium.
    In the PC I want to create a folder and name it "owner folder / owner's folder / owners' folder / owners folder" to put some files in it.
    I am not sure which one is correct English so I am starting a thread here to ask.
    There are a few people using the PC.
    I am the only owner.

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    Re: Owner folder vs owner's folder vs owners' vs owners folder

    Thank you.

    In that case I would use Owner's Folder or Goodstudent's Folder.

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    Re: Owner folder vs owner's folder vs owners' vs owners folder

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Q1)I will try my best to give you the full details:
    There is a desktop PC. The operating system is Windows 7 Home Premium.
    In the PC I want to create a folder and name it "owner folder / owner's folder / owners' folder / owners folder" to put some files in it.
    I am not sure which one is correct English so I am starting a thread here to ask.
    There are a few people using the PC.
    I am the only owner.
    The detail that was lacking was to whom owner referred, not the kind of computer or its operating system. Any of your suggestions is potentially correct.
    I am not a teacher.

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    Re: Owner folder vs owner's folder vs owners' vs owners folder

    Quote Originally Posted by GoesStation View Post
    The detail that was lacking was to whom owner referred, not the kind of computer or its operating system. Any of your suggestions is potentially correct.
    Is "owner folder" and "owners folder" correct English? I thought there should be a ' somewhere?

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    Re: Owner folder vs owner's folder vs owners' vs owners folder

    Quote Originally Posted by goodstudent View Post
    Is "owner folder" and "owners folder" correct English? I thought there should be a ' somewhere?
    An apostrophe would probably be involved if those two words were part of a sentence. As the name of a folder, they are not necessarily subject to the same rules.
    I am not a teacher.

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