ACDSee uses a database to catalog images and media files on your computer. When you first install ACDSee, an empty database is created in a default location. ACDSee automatically adds file information and thumbnails to the database as you browse your folders.

The exact name and default location of the database folder depends on the Operating System and version of ACDSee you are using.

Default database folder name and location by version:

  • ACDSee Home 2020  
    "C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\ACD Systems\Catalogs\230Home\Default"
     
  • ACDSee Standard 2019 
    "C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\ACD Systems\Catalogs\220\Default"

  • ACDSee Standard 2018 
    "C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\ACD Systems\Catalogs\210\Default"

  • ACDSee 20 
    "C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\ACD Systems\Catalogs\200\Default"


  • ACDSee Ultimate 2020
    "C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\ACD Systems\Catalogs\130Ult\Default"

  • ACDSee Ultimate 2019
    "C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\ACD Systems\Catalogs\120Ult\Default"

  • ACDSee Ultimate 2018
    "C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\ACD Systems\Catalogs\110Ult\Default"

  • ACDSee Ultimate 10 
    "C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\ACD Systems\Catalogs\100Ult\Default"


  • ACDSee Pro 2020
    "C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\ACD Systems\Catalogs\13.0Pro\Default"

  • ACDSee Pro 2019
    "C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\ACD Systems\Catalogs\12.0Pro\Default"

  • ACDSee Pro 2018 
    "C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\ACD Systems\Catalogs\11.0Pro\Default"
     
  • ACDSee Pro 10 
    "C:\Users\[yourusername]\AppData\Local\ACD Systems\Catalogs\10.0Pro\Default"
     

Note: when browsing to the database folder in Windows Explorer, you may not be able to see the “AppData” or “Local settings” folder – by default, these folders are "hidden" folder. You might have to change you settings in Windows Explorer, in order to make these folders visible. Proceed as follows:

If you cannot view the Application Data or Local Settings folder in Windows XP:

  1. Click Tools (or View) | Folder Options.
  2. Click the View Tab.
  3. Select Show Hidden Files and Folders.
  4. Click Like Current Folder or Apply to All Folders.
  5. Click Yes.
  6. Click OK.


If you cannot view the Appdata folder in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10

  1. Click Organize then Folders and Search Options.
  2. Click the View Tab.
  3. Select Show Hidden Files and Folders.
  4. Click Like Current Folder or Apply to All Folders.
  5. Click Yes.
  6. Click OK.