RapidMiner Studio Files - What is on my computer and where?
I frequently get asked a question concerning how to find/store a RapidMiner file on a computer. There are several KB articles here on the community but as they are from 2016, I thought it would be handy to merge them into one KB article and update it to RapidMiner Studio 9.0.
Basically RapidMiner Studio stores files in TWO places on your computer: the application itself is in your Program Files (PC) / Applications (Mac) folder, and all files pertaining to the user are in a new folder called ".RapidMiner" in your home user folder:
|RM Studio application itself||The RapidMiner Studio application on a PC: application is located in the Program Files folder||The RapidMiner application on a Mac: located in the Applications folder (control-click on the app and select "Show Package Contents" to view inside)|
|All files pertaining to the user||The RapidMiner Studio user files on a PC: located in This PC -> Local Disk (C:) -> Users -> [user] -> .RapidMiner folder||
The .RapidMiner folder is hidden by default on MacOS. Hence first go to the Finder and then at the top, select Go -> Go to Folder..., and then type ".RapidMiner"
The RapidMiner Studio user files on a Mac: located in [name of hard drive] -> Users -> [user] -> .RapidMiner folder
So now that you know where files are stored on your computer, you can now find anything you want:
same as going to the Log panel in Studio
note that there may be more than one
(e.g. "rapidminer-studio.log.1"); these are
previous logs for this user
|Local Repository files||.RapidMiner||
repositories (folder) -> Local Repository (folder)
|other local repositories are also stored in this 'repositories' folder|
|Local Repository index||.RapidMiner||
|Extension jar files - installed from the Marketplace||.RapidMiner||managed (folder)||we do NOT recommend that you modify this folder!|
|Extension jar files - installed by the user||.RapidMiner||extensions|
|usernames and passwords||.RapidMiner||secrets.xml||**THIS IS HIGHLY SENSITIVE INFORMATION**|
|licenses||.RapidMiner||licenses (folder)||**THIS IS HIGHLY SENSITIVE INFORMATION**|
As you can see, almost EVERYTHING you need is in your .RapidMiner folder. There is almost never a need to go into your RapidMiner application folder.
Hope that helps people. Enjoy and happy RapidMining!