Where is the user home directory when running in Mac sandbox?

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Kevin Stembridge

15 May, 2019 09:17 AM

Hi folks,

For users who have installed Moneydance from the App Store, where would Moneydance consider their home directory to be? Is it not in the usual location, i.e. /Users/username


  1. 1 Posted by TonyRI on 15 May, 2019 10:19 AM

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    Hi Kevin,

    Is this what you are looking for (excerpt from Default File Location article*)?

    The default location for your data file(s) varies depending on your operating system, and is listed below

    Mac OS X Lion, Mountain Lion, Mavericks, Yosemite, El Capitan and Sierra -

    Mac OS X Snow Leopard -
    /Users//Library/Application Support/Moneydance/Documents

    Not sure that it dependent on download source, or just OS




  2. 2 Posted by Kevin Stembridg... on 15 May, 2019 12:29 PM

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    Hi Tony,

    Not quite what I'm after as far as I can tell.

    Money Foresight is reading the "user.home" system property, which would normally point to /Users/username on a Mac. But I have a user who does not have any Money Foresight files in that directory. I'm wondering if the fact that he is running in a sandbox has anything to do with it.


  3. 3 Posted by TonyRI on 15 May, 2019 08:47 PM

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    Aha! nvm! thanks Kevin! :)

  4. 4 Posted by dwg on 15 May, 2019 09:11 PM

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    I'm a fellow user.

    Well on Windows the error log is normally in the home directory, on Mac I believe the error log is at.

    ~/Library/Containers/com.infinitekind.MoneydanceOSX/Data/Library/Application Support/Moneydance/errlog.txt


    ~/Library/Application Support/Moneydance/errlog.txt

  5. 5 Posted by Kevin Stembridg... on 17 May, 2019 09:42 AM

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    Nice one, dwg.

    My user managed to find what they were looking for and they're up and running again.

    Thanks very much.

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