Learn where sketches, libraries, board platforms, and application files used by Arduino IDE are stored on your computer.
- Sketches are saved in the Sketchbook folder by default.
- Sketches have the
- By default they will have name based on the date, such as
Libraries installed with the Library Manager are stored inside the Sketchbook.
Libraries included with the IDE 1.8 download are located in the installation folder.
Board platforms and cores
Board platforms installed with the Board Manager are stored inside the Arduino15 folder.
Open the package vendor folder, e.g.
hardware. Installed packages from the vendor are contained within.
The package folder contains one or more installed versions of the package. For example, version 1.8.12 of Arduino's
samd library is located in
Arduino IDE application files
Application files are located in the installation directory.