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
Mac OS X
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
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 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 (x86)\GrampsAIO32-5.X.X
The default location for any Gramps user data on a Windows 7 and higher system is
Or, to leverage the %AppData% environmental variable to avoid dealing the complications of active user names. Although Gramps will not recognize Environmental Variables for paths internally, you can use them within Window to find Gramps user files. The path above is simplified to:
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