Where is the official ado directory?
||Official ado directory
||Stata Technical Support
January 2000; updated July 2011
- If you use Windows, it is probably C:\Program Files\Stata12\ado,
but it might be someplace else.
- If you use Mac, it is /Applications/Stata/ado. That is,
it is the ado folder in the official Stata folder.
- If you use Unix, it is /usr/local/stata12/ado.
Within the official ado directory, there are two subdirectories: base
and updates. The official ado-files that shipped with Stata are
stored in base. Any official updates should be installed in
updates and are automatically placed there by Stata’s
To see the location of the official base and updates directories, start
Stata and type
UPDATES: C:\Program Files\Stata12\ado\updates\
BASE: C:\Program Files\Stata12\ado\base\
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