# Where can I find my serialized Sitecore items?

I serialized a few Sitecore items to keep them on my version control system using the following menu:

And now I must find them to finish my task.

Where exactly are those files?

The previous answer is correct for default configuration on Sitecore 8 or 9.

The serialization folder path can be set using next setting .

<!--  SERIALIZATION FOLDER
Points to the root of serialized databases tree (when using serialization functionality).
Default value: $(dataFolder)/serialization --> <setting name="SerializationFolder" value="$(dataFolder)/serialization" />


Above setting is part of the Sitecore.config and is relative to dataFolder.

If you want to change the SerializationFolder I recommend you to path this setting using patch config. dataFolder setting is defined like a sitecore variable:

<sc.variable name="dataFolder" value="/App_Data" />


It depends on which major version you are using.

If you are using Sitecore 8.x or lower:

• C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Instance_Name\Data\serialization

If you are using Sitecore 9.x or higher:

• C:\inetpub\wwwroot\Instance_Name\App_Data\serialization
• To clarify; downvoted because this has nothing whatsoever to do with Sitecore version. It's just the defaults that changed from 8 to 9. As they also did from 5 to 6. – Mark Cassidy Jun 30 '19 at 20:00