E-Prime license owners are free to distribute any files they create through use of the system. Files created by users include Experiment Specification files (.es3), E-Basic Script files (.ebs3), data files (.edat3, .emrg3), and analysis files (.anl). However, the license agreement prohibits distribution of any part of the E-Prime system, including the runtime application. Therefore, in order to view or run any shared files, the recipient must have access to an E-Prime installation.
The E-Prime Evaluation Version may be used to view experiments and run them under restricted conditions. To access an .es3 file, the recipient must have the full E-Prime installation, or a custom installation that includes E-Studio. To run an .ebs3 file, the recipient must have the Subject Station installation, a custom installation including E-Run, or the Runtime Only installation. To open or merge data files, the user must have an installation including the data handling applications (i.e., E-DataAid and E-Merge).
For those experiments that you have developed, you should always retain the .es3 file, as this is the source file for the experiment specification. The .ebs3 file, which contains the generated E-Script, cannot be edited and therefore is not adequate for maintaining your experiment library.
When sharing pre-developed programs, it is important to send all stimuli the experiment uses (e.g. images, video, etc.). Without the stimuli, the experiment may not run as intended.
The table below shows the default paths to your personal documents folder. Again, the path on your particular machine may have been modified by your administrator:
|Operating System||Path to your personal documents folder ("My Documents" or "Documents")|
|XP||<drive>\Documents and Settings\<user name>\My Documents\|
|Windows 7||<drive>\Users\<user name>\Documents|
|Windows 8||<drive>\Users\<user name>\Documents|
|Windows 10||<drive>\Users\<user name>\Documents|
|Windows 11||<drive>\Users\<user name>\Documents|
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