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{{Stub}} ''' [[$FG_HOME]]''' is an environment variable representing the path to where user-specific data is stored (not application data). Basically, it is a name for a directory that varies with the operating system and stores information between sessions: configuration/preferences, properties marked with the "user-archive" attribute, and aircraft-specific settings (using the data helper class in aircraft.nas).
===Common paths===
* '''Linux:''' ~/.fgfs/
* '''Mac OS X:''' <tt>~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear</tt> (to learn more about viewing hidden folders, see [http://www.mikesel.info/show-hidden-files-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/])
: As all future FlightGear versions will take their preferences from here, it is a good idea to have their access available easily.
: Desktop/Finder/Go/Go to Folder is where you need to start.
: When given the option, input: ~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear
: It is probably a good idea to have '~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear' saved on a Stickies note just in case you forget it.
: If you want/need to refer to any of these files frequently, you could make an alias of a file, or the whole folder, and place it somewhere easier to access.
* '''Windows:''' <tt>%APPDATA%\flightgear.org\</tt>
: %APPDATA% is another environment variable that depends on your Windows version. On XP and older, it can be found under <tt>C:\Documents and Settings\{username}\Application Data</tt>. On Vista and later it can be found under <tt>C:\Users\{username}\AppData</tt>. The folder is hidden by default; see [http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/show-hidden-files these instructions] to unhide the folder.
* '''Mac OS X:''' <tt>~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear</tt> (to learn more about viewing hidden folders, see [http://www.mikesel.info/show-hidden-files-mac-os-x-10-7-lion/])
As all future FG updates (Scenery/TerraSync & Aircraft plus your FG preferences) will be directed to these hidden folders, it is a good idea to have their access available easily.
 
Desktop/Finder/Go/Go to Folder is where you need to start.
 
When given the option, input: ~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear
 
It is probably a good idea to have '~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear' saved on a Stickies note just in case you forget it.
 
If you want/need to refer to any of these files frequently, you could make an alias of a file, or the whole folder, and place it somewhere easier to access.
* '''Linux:''' <tt>~/.fgfs/</tt>
* '''Windows:''' %APPDATA%\flightgear.org\
* '''Mac OS X:''' ~/Library/Application Support/FlightGear
* '''Linux:''' ~/.fgfs/
=== Notes ===
[[Category:Special directories|HOME]]

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