I am trying to transfer some save files across from Dolphin emulator that I have downloaded manually from their website to the version of Dolphin installed with OpenEMU for mac as the performance is much better on that version of Dolphin than the one I first installed.

I cannot locate the saves on my Mac and I am wondering where they are so I can transfer them across.

I have tried searching the internet and have found plenty for PC but not for mac.

  • 1
    Just a guess but 'Library/Application Support/xxx' in your home directory is a common location for application data. Note that the Library folder is normally hidden by Finder.
    – greg-449
    Mar 23, 2020 at 20:56
  • Nice one! I didn't know that existed. All I need to do is move: ``` /Users/username/Library/Application Support/Dolphin/GC/USA/Card A ``` to: ``` /Users/username/Library/Application Support/OpenEmu/dolphin/GC/USA/Card A ``` Mar 23, 2020 at 21:17
  • @greg-449 Can you or OP post that as an answer?
    – Stevoisiak
    Jun 10, 2021 at 3:39

1 Answer 1


On macOS applications normally save data in ~/Library/Application Support/xxx where ~ is your home directory and xxx is the application name.

Note that macOS Finder normally hides the Library folder. You can get Finder to show hidden folders with ⌘⇧. (Command+Shift+.). You can also see Library in the Finder Go menu by pressing ⌥ when the Go menu is displayed.

Also note that there is also a Library folder in the root directory (/Library) which is not the folder required here.

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .