The Praat preferences directory is the directory where Praat saves the preferences file and the buttons file, and where you can install plug-ins and save the preferences of your scripts (in your subdirectory of the apps subdirectory). If the preferences directory does not exist, it will automatically be created when you start Praat.
If your home directory is /people/miep/, your Praat preferences directory will be /people/miep/.praat-dir/.
If you are user miep, your Praat preferences directory will be /Users/miep/Library/Preferences/Praat Prefs/.
If you are user Miep, your Praat preferences directory will be C:\Documents and Settings\Miep\Praat\.
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