Home folder

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FreeMind home folder is the folder to which user settings, user icons, automatic backups and other FreeMind related files are stored.

In general and by default and in FreeMind version 0.8.1 and later, FreeMind home folder is the subfolder ".freemind" of the home folder of the user. The path of the home folder of the user, also known as home directory, depends on the operating system.

Some cases of paths of FreeMind home folder, depending on the operating system:

FreeMind version Operating system Folder path
0.8.1 Windows Vista C:\Users\(your user name)\.freemind\
0.8.1 Windows 2000 and XP C:\Documents and Settings\(your user name)\.freemind\
0.8.1 Windows 98 C:\WINDOWS\.freemind\
0.8.1 Mac OS X /Users/(your user name)/.freemind
0.7.1 Windows 2000 and XP C:\Documents and Settings\(your user name)\freemind\
0.7.1 Windows 98 C:\WINDOWS\freemind\

User home folder

Finding out about the user's home folder, in which the folder ".freemind" typically resides:

In Windows: Run DOS console (Windows + R, followed by "cmd"), and type "echo %homepath%". To see the usual path to FreeMind home folder, type "echo %HOMEPATH%\.freemind". A related system variable is %userprofile%. However, Java may determine the value of "user.home" without the use of %homepath% and %userprofile%, relying instead on the location of user desktop as stated in Windows registry. Nevertheless, user desktop is usually located at the path "%homepath%\Desktop", so "echo %HOMEPATH%\.freemind" usually gives the correct location of FreeMind home folder. This is to be researched.

In Linux: Run a console and type "echo $HOME".


Method FreeMind.getFreemindDirectory: return System.getProperty("user.home") + File.separator + getProperty("properties_folder");


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