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If someone saves a flat file in a Databricks notebook without specifying a location, where does it go?

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I ran the code block below and now I can't find the file. Where would this get saved since no location was specified?

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sean_owen
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In this case, you are just writing a file to the working directory of the driver process. It'll be under something like /home/[user] on the local file system. Anything you write to "/dbfs/..." however goes to distributed storage, even though it looks like a regular file. That would go into your 'root bucket' unless you write to a DBFS path under which another bucket has been mounted.

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sean_owen
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In this case, you are just writing a file to the working directory of the driver process. It'll be under something like /home/[user] on the local file system. Anything you write to "/dbfs/..." however goes to distributed storage, even though it looks like a regular file. That would go into your 'root bucket' unless you write to a DBFS path under which another bucket has been mounted.

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