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In the Sitecore Package Designer you can easily make packages for deployment or backup purposes. The packages is saved as a .zip file, after you click the button “Generate zip” in the Ribbon. You can choose the name of the .zip file, and you can also download it. This is all nice.

But what if you forgot to download it? Where is the .zip file created? The otherwise very informative wizard never reveals the destination folder that is the location of the package. Sitecore saves the .zip file in the application’s file system, in this location: “~/Data/packages”.

You can also configure this location in the web.config, by editing this setting node: “PackagePath”.