This chapter describes the various Audiveris application folders on the target machine, depending on the operating system.

To allow its use by different users on the same machine, Audiveris always stores information in user-specific locations.

For such user-specific information, there are further distinctions between:

  1. Standard information, such as the various score data output files, which are the only files any user can directly work upon.
  2. Essential information, such as config or train files, which impact the application behavior and which should be modified only by an advanced user.
  3. Cached (non-essential) information, such as log, temp or gui files, which are not meant to be edited.

These distinctions are enforced as much as possible, using the operating system features. For a general presentation, you can refer to the X Desktop Group and especially the XDG base directory specification.

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