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(".gramps" is not an allowed Windows directory; Gramps doesn't use ".gramps" for Windows)
(actually http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Filesystem_Hierarchy_Standard /home/ Users' home directories, containing saved files, personal settings, etc.; often a separate partition.)
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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

Revision as of 15:33, 28 September 2011

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.

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.

The default location for an installation on a Windows system is

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