Where is my personal ado directory?
Personal ado directory
Stata Technical Support
January 2000; updated July 2011
- If you use Windows, it is probably c:\ado\personal, but it
might be someplace else.
- If you use Mac, it is ~/Library/Application Support/Stata/ado/personal. That is, it is the
personal folder in the ado folder on the same level as the Stata folder.
- If you use Unix, it is ~/ado/personal (ado/personal in your home directory).
In any case, the way to find out for sure is to enter Stata as you
ordinarily do and then type
Your personal ado directory is the one listed next to PERSONAL.
There are other folders reported by sysdir that are likely in
the same ado folder as your personal ado directory. These other
folders correspond to PLUS and OLDPLACE.
OLDPLACE is for users who had a version of Stata prior to Stata 6.
This is where they would have stored personal ado-files when they used that
older version of Stata.
PLUS is where Stata installs ado-files from the SJ and STB and
ado-files that you have downloaded from the Internet through the help system
or with the net