Windows Azure: Where is my stuff?

Posted on August 3, 2011

So you’ve deployed an application to Azure.  If you login to the deployment with Remote Desktop, your first question might be “Where is my application installed?”.

There are three disk drives in the deployment.

  • Drive C: contains your local storage folders
  • Drive D: is the operating system
  • Drive E: contains your application files

Local Storage Folders 

In C:\Resources\Directory, you will see each of your local storage folders.  These are prefixed with a generated Id.  Note that you will not have permissions to open any of the files in these folders unless you added permissions via a startup task.  See my previous post for an example of how to do this.

Your Deployment 

Your uploaded application files are located in E:\approot.  You can refer to this location in your code with the RoleRoot environment variable (RoleRoot will resolve to “E:\”, so you’ll need to append “approot”).

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