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Gramps 5.1 Wiki Manual - User Directory

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This appendix provides the reference to the Gramps user directory available on various operating systems.

{{man note|Note|The location of your Gramps user directory depends on the operating system you are using and how you have set up your computer. <br>In the table below <code><~username></code> should be replaced by the name you use to log in to your computer.}}

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== POSIX - style systems ==
The default user directory location for Gramps in a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posix POSIX]-style [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard environment] is:

/home/<~username>/.gramps

This is true for [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bsd BSD], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux Linux], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Solaris_(operating_system) Solaris], [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix Unix] and [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mac_OS_X Mac OS-X] when using [[Build_from_source#Mac_OS_X|Mac OS X Build from source]].

=== Mac OS X ===
On Macs, filenames starting with "." do not show up in Finder. To make access to the Gramps user directory easy, open a terminal window with Finder-Applications-Utilities-Terminal and type there
ln -s .gramps gramps_user_directory
which will allow Finder to show the contents. Or simply click on Go -> 'Go to Folder...' in the Finder, and type
~/.gramps
in the Go to Folder dialog box.

The default location for the [[Mac OS X:Application package]] is
/Users/<~username>/Library/Application Support/gramps

== MS Windows ==

On Microsoft Windows, filenames and folder for programs and userdata do not show up in the ''File Explorer''. To make access to the Gramps user directory easy follow the following advice from Microsoft:
* [https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/help/14201/windows-show-hidden-files Show hidden files - Windows Help]

The default location for an installation on a Windows 7 and higher system is
C:\Program Files\GrampsAIO64-5.X.X
or
C:\Program Files (x86)\GrampsAIO32-5.X.X


The default location for an user data on a Windows 7 and higher system is
C:\Users\<~username>\AppData\Roaming\gramps
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