RapidMiner

3 weeks ago

 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:

 

 
PC
Mac
RM Studio application itself screen2.pngThe RapidMiner Studio application on a PC: application is located in the Program Files folder Screen Shot 2018-08-27 at 2.56.16 PM.pngThe 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 screen3.pngThe RapidMiner Studio user files on a PC: located in This PC -> Local Disk (CSmiley Happy -> Users -> [user] -> .RapidMiner folder

Screen Shot 2018-08-27 at 3.07.59 PM.pngThe .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"

 

Screen Shot 2018-08-27 at 3.04.15 PM.pngThe 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:

 

What
Where
Filename(s)
Notes
Execution Log .RapidMiner rapidminer-studio.log

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

Startup log .RapidMiner launcher.log  
User settings .RapidMiner rapidminer-studio-settings.cfg  
Local Repository files .RapidMiner

repositories (folder) -> Local Repository (folder)

other local repositories are also stored in this 'repositories' folder
Local Repository index .RapidMiner

repositories.xml

 
Building Blocks .RapidMiner

buildingblocks (folder)

 
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!

 

Scott

 

Scott Genzer
Senior Community Manager
RapidMiner, Inc.
Comments
Unicorn
Unicorn

Thanks @sgenzer -- this is a really helpful summary!

Just a reminder that many times people will map a repository of their RapidMiner project files (data, processes, results, etc.) to a different location, so you would need to check the repository information within RapidMiner Studio to see where those files are because they might not be in the .RapidMiner directory in the user folder (which is the default location).  You can find that location by right-clicking a repository and selecting "Configure Repository" which brings up the relevant dialog box (see screenshot).

config repository.PNG