Mac OS X Default Web Server Directory Location

The Sites folder on OS X server should by default create an easy to find alias that jumps to the folder.  If this isn’t the case, you can also find the default ‘Sites’ folder a few other ways.

1: /Library/Server/Web/Data/Sites

2: Another way you can quickly find you ‘Sites’ directory is by using the Server application for OS X.  Launch the server app, navigate to “Websites” on the left side of the screen, select your site from the list a and click “Edit”.  To the right of “Store Site Files in:” you’ll see an arrow.  Clicking this arrow will jump to the appropriate directory.

Another common question is where is the default db directory for MySQL in OS X?


Hidden files may need to be enabled to reveal some of these locations.

Terminal » Show Invisible Files » defaults write AppleShowAllFiles YES
Terminal » Hide Invisible Files » defaults write AppleShowAllFiles NO

iPhone IPSW File Location

Below is the location of the iPhone and iPod IPSW files on Mac OS X, Windows XP, and Vista

The “.ipsw” files are what iTunes uses to restore your iPod or iPhone.

Mac OS X

iPhone: ~/Library/iTunes/iPhone Software Updates

iPod touch: ~/Library/iTunes/iPod Software Updates 

(The tilde “~” represents your Home directory.)

Windows XP

iPhone: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

iPod touch: C:\Documents and Settings\[username]\Application Data\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates

Windows Vista

iPhone: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPhone Software Updates

iPod touch: C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Apple Computer\iTunes\iPod Software Updates

(If you don’t see the Application Data or AppData folders, you may need to show hidden files.)