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This appendix provides the reference to the Gramps user directory available on various operating systems.
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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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{{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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== [[Gramps_Glossary#posix|POSIX]] - style systems ==
 
== [[Gramps_Glossary#posix|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:
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The default user directory location for Gramps in a [https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Posix POSIX]-style [https://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 Mac OS-X] when using [[Build_from_source#Mac_OS_X|Mac OS X Build from source]].
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This is true for [https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Bsd BSD], [https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Linux Linux], [https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Solaris_(operating_system) Solaris], [https://wikipedia.org/wiki/Unix Unix] and [https://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 ===
 
=== Mac OS X ===
 
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On Apple 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
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On Apple Macs running OS X, 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
 
which will allow Finder to show the contents. Or simply click on Go -> 'Go to Folder...' in the Finder, and type
 
which will allow Finder to show the contents. Or simply click on Go -> 'Go to Folder...' in the Finder, and type

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

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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

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On Apple Macs running OS X, 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

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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:

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 any Gramps user data on a Windows 7 and higher system is

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

Alternately, you can leverage the %AppData% environment variable to avoid dealing the complications of active user names. Although Gramps will not recognize Environment Variables for paths internally, you can use them within Windows to find Gramps user files. The Gramps user directory path above is simplified to:

%AppData%\gramps


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