Question on where snaps are stored

Chris cpollock at
Mon Oct 10 00:43:16 UTC 2016

Firstly I'm just a user of snaps, not a developer however I like the
way everything is packaged together and their ease of installation,
updating and, if necessary removal. My question is in my ~/snap folder
certain of the snaps I've installed have subfolders, however some
don't. I was under the impression that all installed snaps are put
there. For example:

/dev/loop1       97M   97M     0 100% /snap/wallpaperdownloader/4
drwxrwxr-x 3 chris chris 4096 Oct  8 11:36 wallpaperdownloader
/dev/loop2       11M   11M     0 100% /snap/speed-test/2
drwxr-xr-x 4 chris chris 4096 Oct  9 17:32 speed-test
/dev/loop3       62M   62M     0 100% /snap/pencilsheep/5
drwxr-xr-x 4 chris chris 4096 Oct  6 19:09 pencilsheep
/dev/loop4      640K  640K     0 100% /snap/hello-snap/1
(There is no folder for this under ~/snap)
/dev/loop5      107M  107M     0 100% /snap/blender-tpaw/2
drwxr-xr-x 4 chris chris 4096 Oct  6 20:12 blender-tpaw

I've noticed other snaps I install do the same. They show up in the
/dev/loop* however not as a folder in my ~/snap. Am I missing something
on how they install?


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