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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 <tt><~username></tt> should be replaced by the name you use to log in to your computer.
 
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.
  
The default location for an installation of GRAMPS in a [http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Posix POSIX]-style environment is:
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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:
  
 
  /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].
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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 OS-X] when using [[Installation#Mac_OS_X:Build_from_source|Mac OS X Build from source]].
  
 
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
which will allow Finder to show the contents.
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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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~/.gramps
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in the Go to Folder dialog box.
  
 
The default location for an installation on a Windows system is  
 
The default location for an installation on a Windows system is  
 
  C:\Documents and Settings\<~username>\Application Data\gramps
 
  C:\Documents and Settings\<~username>\Application Data\gramps
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On Windows7, it is
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C:\Users\<~username>\AppData\Roaming\gramps\gramps34
  
[[Category:Documentation]]
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The default location for the [[Mac OS X:Application package]] is
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/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/gramps
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[[Category:Documentation|U]]

Revision as of 07:11, 19 August 2012

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.

The default location for an installation of GRAMPS in a POSIX-style environment is:

/home/<~username>/.gramps

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

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 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

/Users/<username>/Library/Application Support/gramps