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Gramps 4.1 Wiki Manual - User Directory
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This appendix provides the reference to the Gramps user directory available on various operating systems.
The location of your Gramps user directory depends on the operating system you are using and how you have set up your computer.
POSIX - style systems
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
in the Go to Folder dialog box.
The default location for the Mac OS X:Application package is
The default location for an installation on a Windows 7 and higher system is
The default location for an user data on a Windows 7 and higher system is
On Windows XP and earlier for user data, it is
C:\Documents and Settings\<~username>\Application Data\gramps