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This appendix provides the reference to the Gramps user directory available on various operating systems.
 
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. In the table below <tt><~username></tt> should be replaced by the name you use to log in to your computer.
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{{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 <tt><~username></tt> should be replaced by the name you use to log in to your computer.}}
  
The default location for an installation of Gramps in a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posix POSIX]-style [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard environment] is:
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== POSIX - style systems ==
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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
 
  /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 OS-X] when using [[Installation#Mac_OS_X:Build_from_source|Mac OS X Build from source]].
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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]].
  
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=== 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
 
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
 
  ln -s .gramps gramps_user_directory
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  ~/.gramps
 
  ~/.gramps
 
in the Go to Folder dialog box.
 
in the Go to Folder dialog box.
 
The default location for an installation on a Windows system is
 
C:\Documents and Settings\<~username>\Application Data\gramps
 
On Windows7, it is
 
C:\Users\<~username>\AppData\Roaming\gramps\gramps34
 
  
 
The default location for the [[Mac OS X:Application package]] is
 
The default location for the [[Mac OS X:Application package]] is
 
  /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/gramps
 
  /Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/gramps
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== MS Windows ==
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The default location for an installation on a Windows 7 and higher system is
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C:\Program Files\GrampsAIOXX-4.X.X
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The default location for an user data on a Windows 7 and higher system is
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C:\Users\<~username>\AppData\Roaming\gramps
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On Windows XP and earlier for user data, it is
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C:\Documents and Settings\<~username>\Application Data\gramps
  
 
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This appendix provides the reference to the Gramps user directory available on various operating systems.

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Note

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

POSIX - style systems

The default user directory location for Gramps in a POSIX-style environment is:

/home/<~username>/.gramps

This is true for BSD, Linux, Solaris, Unix and Mac OS-X when using 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

The default location for an installation on a Windows 7 and higher system is

C:\Program Files\GrampsAIOXX-4.X.X

The default location for an user data on a Windows 7 and higher system is

C:\Users\<~username>\AppData\Roaming\gramps

On Windows XP and earlier for user data, it is

C:\Documents and Settings\<~username>\Application Data\gramps
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