Where does Easy Books for Mac store my data?

Some applications work from a single file, for example Word or Pages. You can open the document itself, which in fact starts the application first, then asks it to open the file. Other applications such as Notes, Mail and Safari don't use this model. Instead, you start the application and your data is there where you left off.

Easy Books falls into this second type of application. There isn't a single file in use, but rather a set of files which can be in use at the same time when the application is running. The backup process built into Easy Books takes these separate data files and produces a single backup file that can be used to restore data on another machine (both Mac and iOS).

A common question from people who only have a Time Machine backup is how they can recover their data. In this case you don't have a single backup file. It is perhaps at this point worth pointing out the benefits of using our Online Sync service!

The location Easy Books uses to store your data files depends on whether you downloaded from the Mac App Store or from the website.:

  • The Mac App Store edition uses the location:

    ~/Library/containers/uk.co.geode.easybooks/Data/Library/Application Support/Easy Books

  • The website edition uses the location:

    ~/Library/Application Support/Easy Books

Note: Be careful not to make any changes to these files while Easy Books is running, it isn't designed to watch for external modification and you may lose data.

If you are trying to recover your data, whether Mac or iOS, refer to the following page in our user guide:

"Keeping your data safe (and how to recover if you lose it)"