[Chimera-users] Default storage folder, ChimeraX

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Fri Feb 14 08:37:01 PST 2020

Hi Martín,
Currently there is no way in the user interface to change the ChimeraX downloads location, described here:


You could make a symbolic link to that location, but the files would still really be in the same place. 

Probably the location can be changed by editing somewhere in the Python code, but somebody else would have to advise on that.

You may be interested that there is a separate mailing list for ChimeraX, chimerax-users at cgl.ucsf.edu (CC’d on this message).
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D.                       
UCSF Chimera(X) team
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

> On Feb 13, 2020, at 4:00 PM, Martín González Buitrón <martingonzalezbuitron at gmail.com> wrote:
> Dears all,
> Hope you are well.
> I have started to use ChimeraX in Ubuntu and I realised that one folder was created with my fetches and other things (i.e. ~/Download/ChimeraX/).
> How can I change this to other of my own preference?
> All the best,
> Martín

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