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

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And now I must find them to finish my task.

Where exactly are those files?

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

The serialization folder path can be set using next setting .

            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
    Commented Jun 30, 2019 at 20:00

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