From OpenMW Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search


  • Configuration files & Log files: $HOME/.config/openmw
  • Savegames: $HOME/.local/share/openmw/saves
  • Screenshots: $HOME/.local/share/openmw
  • OpenMW-CS mods: $HOME/.local/share/openmw/data

Because OpenMW respects the XDG standard, you can set XDG_CONFIG_HOME and XDG_DATA_HOME environment variables to customise the above locations. You can also use these variables to quickly test a completely 'clean' install, or create a portable build that saves its configuration to an USB stick.


  • Configuration files & Log files: C:\Users\Username\Documents\my games\openmw
  • Savegames: C:\Users\Username\Documents\my games\openmw\saves
  • Screenshots: C:\Users\Username\Documents\my games\openmw
  • OpenMW-CS mods: C:\Users\Username\Documents\my games\openmw\data

Username will vary, as may drive and language.


  • Configuration files & Log files: /Users/Username/Library/Preferences/openmw
  • Savegames: "/Users/Username/Library/Application Support/openmw/saves"
  • Screenshots: "/Users/Username/Library/Application Support/openmw"
  • OpenMW-CS mods: "/Users/Username/Library/Application Support/openmw/data"

Username will vary, as may language.