Where is my Geneious Prime database stored?

Geneious databases are stored separately from the application itself, in a folder called Geneious X.Y Data on Windows and Mac or .geneiousX.Ydata on Linux (where X.Y are version numbers). For example a database for Geneious Prime 2019 will be called Geneious 2019.0 Data, and a database for Geneious 11.1 will be called Geneious 11.1 Data.  

Geneious databases are located in the user’s home directory by default (e.g. /Users/username/Geneious 2019.0 Data).

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    Rodham Tulloss

    I have unzipped the backup and stored it in Geneious 8.1; however, the file cannot beloaded into Geneious.

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    Moreland Gibbs

    If you have created a zipped backup of your database from within Geneious using the "Backup" button, then you shouldn't unzip the backup file. You should restore using using menu File -> Restore Backup, select the zip file and it will be unpacked and converted to a new data folder.

    If you still have issues then please submit a support request using the Support button found on the Geneious Toolbar.