Where is the Plex Media Server data directory located?

The main Plex Media Server data directory location will vary based on your operating system. Below are the default locations.

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On Windows, the content is located inside of the user directory.

%LOCALAPPDATA%\Plex Media Server\


Using the Finder's "Go" menu, select Go To Folder... then enter the following in the dialog box that pops up:

~/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/

Linux and NAS Devices


In general, the location for the various Linux versions of Plex Media Server will be found under:

$PLEX_HOME/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/

Debian, Fedora, CentOS, Ubuntu

/var/lib/plexmediaserver/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/


/usr/local/plexdata/Plex Media Server/


${JAIL_ROOT}/var/db/plexdata/Plex Media Server/


The exact data directory location can vary from system to system. To access it, connect to the Console of QNAP via SSH and then enter:

getcfg -f /etc/config/qpkg.conf PlexMediaServer Install_path

From the result given to you, then add /Library/Plex Media Server to the end of it. You might end up with a path like the following (this is just an example!):

/share/CACHEDEV1_DATA/.qpkg/PlexMediaServer/Library/Plex media Server

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/apps/plexmediaserver/MediaLibrary/Plex Media Server/


The exact install location can vary from system to system. To access it, first enter the appropriate rainbow container:

sudo rainbow —enter com.plex.plexmediaserver

Once in, you can go to the data directory:

/data/plex_conf/Library/Application\ Support/Plex\ Media\ Server

Synology, Asustor

/Volume1/Plex/Library/Application Support/Plex Media Server/


/home/plex/Library/Application\ Support/Plex\ Media\ Server


/raid/data/module/Plex/sys/Plex Media Server/

Western Digital

/mnt/HD/HD_a2/plex_conf/Plex Media Server/

Western Digital My Passport Wireless Pro:

/shares/Storage/.wdcache/.plexmediaserver/Application Support/Plex Media Server/