Chapter 21. File Formats

Thomas Baumgart

Revision 1.0 (2009-05-08)

Table of Contents

Plain text file
GZIP-compressed file
GPG-encrypted file
Setting the keys in KMyMoney
The KMyMoney recover key
Anonymous file

This chapter describes the formats in which KMyMoney stores its data in permanent form on the user's storage device. In general, KMyMoney stores its information in form of an XML document. Depending on the actual format, this XML document will be written

Plain text file

This is the most space consuming format supported, as no compression is performed. It is not intended for normal use, and is provided to support debugging purposes and the capability to modify the file manually. If you end a filename in .xml, the file will be stored in this format.


Manual modification of the file is not recommended to the normal user, and should only be performed if the internal working of KMyMoney is fully understood or if instructions from the developers tell you what to do. Don't blame the KMyMoney developers if you screw up your data: You have been warned!