Gramps 5.1 Wiki Manual - User Directory
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
which can also be entered as
Alternately, you can leverage the $HOME Home directory equivalent to avoid dealing the complications of active user names. Although Gramps will not recognize directory equivalents for paths internally, you can use them within Linux to find Gramps user files. The Gramps user directory path above is simplified to either:
Or if using MS Windows the following syntax is used
Mac OS X
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
in the Go to Folder dialog box.
The default location for the Mac OS X:Application package is
On Microsoft Windows, filenames and folder for programs and userdata are hidden 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 newer) system is
C:\Program Files (x86)\GrampsAIO32-5.X.X
The default location for any Gramps user data on a Windows 7 (and newer) system is
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:
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