Data File and Script Locations

Posted by Aaron on 13 September 2012

Software Basic explanation: OverloadsGamry Software uses several proprietary file types for acquisition and analysis purposes.  This list will describe what each type is used for and provide the default location for the files in the supported operating systems.

Note: By default, the Application Data\Program Data folder is a hidden folder.  If you try to navigate to it from C:\, it may not appear in the folder- tree!  To make it visible, you must change a setting in the Control Panel.  Go to: Start - Control Panel - Appearance and Themes - Folder Options.  Select the View tab. Under Files and Folders - Hidden Files and Folders, click the radio button "Show hidden files and folders."  The Application Data\Program Data folder and its sub-folders will now appear in the folder-tree as you navigate through your hard drive.

Data files (.dta and .GData)

Data files acquired with Gamry Framework, or analyzed in Echem Analyst. Echem Analyst is the default program for viewing data.

XP:   C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Gamry Data

Vista/7/8/8.1/10:     C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\My Gamry Data

Gamry.ini file (Gamry*.ini)

Gamry's initialization file.  Sets up the instrument properties and default operational parameters for Framework.

XP:   C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Gamry Instruments\Framework\Gamry*.ini

Vista/7/8/8.1/10:     C:\ProgramData\Gamry Instruments\Framework\Gamry*.ini

Calibration Results (.txt)

Record of the calibration results for a particular instrument.  The serial number of the instrument is appended to the filename after calibration.

XP:    C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Documents\My Gamry Data

Vista/7/8/8.1/10:     C:\Users\Public\Public Documents\My Gamry Data

Framework Scripts (.exp)

Gamry's experiment control script files, written in plain text in the EXPLAIN language.

XP:     C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Gamry Instruments\Framework\Scripts\

Vista/7/8/8.1/10:     C:\ProgramData\Gamry Instruments\Framework\Scripts\

Framework Sets (.set)

Library files for saved lists of experiment parameters.  They are organized by Set Name inside each Set File.

XP:     C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Gamry Instruments\Framework\Sets\

Vista/7/8/8.1/10:     C:\ProgramData\Gamry Instruments\Framework\Sets\

Echem Analyst Scripts (.GScript)

Analysis routine scripts for Echem Analyst, written in VBA language.  Editable within Echem Analyst.

XP:     C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Gamry Instruments\Echem Analyst\Scripts\

Vista/7/8/8.1/10:     C:\ProgramData\Gamry Instruments\Echem Analyst\Scripts\

Echem Analyst Models (.mdl)

EIS equivalent circuit model files.

XP:     C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Gamry Instruments\Echem Analyst\Models\

Vista/7/8/8.1/10:     C:\ProgramData\Gamry Instruments\Echem Analyst\Models\

Echem Analyst Databases (.mdb)

Controls linking of analysis routines to specific instruction types.

XP:     C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Gamry Instruments\Echem Analyst\Databases\

Vista/7/8/8.1/10:     C:\ProgramData\Gamry Instruments\Echem Analyst\Databases\