HH files

Setting Up PokerStars to save HH(hand history) files to the default directory



In Pokerstars, on the menu bar,

1] click “options”,


Almost 2/3 of the way down the options list

2] click “Instant Hand History Options…”

this window will pop up…


(click image to view)

Do NOT Change Folder…! it scans for file changes in THAT default directory so leave that alone. the path should look like the one listed except for the “toshiba”. that is the name of the computer in that example.

3] select “Save My Hands History” and change it to “9999 days”

4] click “ok”



when a game is started PokerStars creats a HH file for that game. they are very small in length (bytes) and are in .txt format.

every time a hand is completed it is appended to that HH file.


here is an example of a single hand in a HH file

 PokerStars Hand #xxx: Tournament #yyy, 10000+325 Hold'em No Limit - Level IV (50/100) 
 Table '0001' 9-max Seat #9 is the button  
 Seat 4: xnoskx (2415 in chips)   
 Seat 6: MrCamper (2365 in chips)   
 Seat 7: mountainbaby (2810 in chips)   
 Seat 8: Felix1948 (3400 in chips)   
 Seat 9: port48 (2510 in chips)   
 xnoskx: posts small blind 50  
 MrCamper: posts big blind 100  
 *** HOLE CARDS ***  
 Dealt to xnoskx [Kh Jd]  
 mountainbaby: calls 100  
 Felix1948: calls 100  
 port48: folds   
 xnoskx: calls 50  
 MrCamper: checks   
 *** FLOP *** [Jh 3c 9s]  
 xnoskx: bets 400  
 MrCamper: folds   
 mountainbaby: raises 400 to 800  
 Felix1948: folds   
 xnoskx: calls 400  
 *** TURN *** [Jh 3c 9s] [7c]  
 xnoskx: bets 1515 and is all-in  
 mountainbaby: calls 1515  
 *** RIVER *** [Jh 3c 9s 7c] [9d]  
 *** SHOW DOWN ***  
 xnoskx: shows [Kh Jd] (two pair, Jacks and Nines)  
 mountainbaby: shows [Qd Js] (two pair, Jacks and Nines - lower kicker)  
 xnoskx collected 5030 from pot  
 *** SUMMARY ***  
 Total pot 5030 | Rake 0   
 Board [Jh 3c 9s 7c 9d]  
 Seat 4: xnoskx (small blind) showed [Kh Jd] and won (5030) with two pair, Jacks and Nines  
 Seat 6: MrCamper (big blind) folded on the Flop  
 Seat 7: mountainbaby showed [Qd Js] and lost with two pair, Jacks and Nines  
 Seat 8: Felix1948 folded on the Flop  
 Seat 9: port48 (button) folded before Flop (didn't bet)  

PSxP gets all its data on a hand AFTER the hand is complete. it then records any of that data it can and updates your screen and database imediately.


note* – you must run the parser to permamantly add your games to the database, this keeps from doubling data and makes sure every hand is included.


  1. Comment by martin:

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    • Comment by Rafa:

      In spain the directory is diferent, pokerstar make a carpet with your name, the mine “ganasux”, my route is:

      Can you said me how modific this, to run the aplication?

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