All the data user-related are stored in a dedicated folder, we call the user profile.
This folder contains several other folders and files used for all user-related data. NB: don't search for a folder called "Profile", this is only a name we give to the directory structure where are stored the configuration files linked to a single user.
Those folders are hidden by default, make sure your file explorer is configured to display the hidden files and folders. For Windows users, see this post. For MacOS, hidden directories are not a problem.
In the instructions below, <user name> is your operating system login name (your identification when you start a session on your computer). Don't look for a 'user name' folder.
Easy way: use the macro from the German forum!
(Tip provided by erbsenzahl) For the record:
- Link to the topic
- Link to the file download
Note: file tested (on Windows 7 with a Portable version, it works), the macro can be trusted.
It is in German but rather easy to guess where to click.
Download the file, run it, enable the macro (security setting needs to be set to Medium in the AOO Options) and click the large button, click OK if you want the file explorer to be opened at the porfile location.
For Windows users:
- C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\OpenOffice\4\user
- Hint: you can also copy and paste %appdata%\OpenOffice\4 in the address bar of the File Explorer, then press Enter to open the folder. See here for screenshots or this tutorial.
- /home/<user name>/.openoffice/4/user
- /home/<user name>/.config/libreoffice/4/user for LibreOffice (note the parent folder ~/.config also used by other applications)
- For version 3.x.x: In Finder use Go (menu) → Go to Folder → ~/Library/Application Support/OpenOffice.org/3 → OK.
- For version 4.x.x: In Finder use Go (menu) → Go to Folder → ~/Library/Application Support/OpenOffice/4 → OK.
- It is probably best to copy the path in red from this tutorial and paste it into the Go to Folder dialog. That's a ~, not a -, before /Library. You must include the ~ in the 46 or 42 character folder name.