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If I am running gramps, and I load a gedcom file in - where does it put the data file? If I load more than one, where are they?

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By default, Gramps uses ~/.gramps/grampsdb/, as Duncan says, but if this setting has changed you can find out the new directory by going to the Edit menu, then "Preferences", then second tab ("family tree").

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Gramps creates a hidden directory in your home directory called .gramps containing all the user-specific data. There is a directory in that directory called grampsdb (eg /Users/yourname/.gramps/grampsdb) that contains all your data stored in individual directories for each family tree.

Since this is a hidden directory, it won't be observable with normal finder settings but can be looked at using terminal.

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On a Mac, you'll find the hidden Gramps directory here:

/Users/yourid/Library/Application Support/gramps/gramps34

for Gramps version 3.4.

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