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macOS default backups location #380

lhagan opened this Issue Nov 30, 2018 · 1 comment


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lhagan commented Nov 30, 2018

I noticed that Standard Notes on macOS by default backs up to "Standard Notes Backups" in the user's home folder. This is not consistent with macOS conventions -- in general, applications shouldn't be adding files to the home folder unless specifically asked to do so by the user. See Don’t Pollute User Space in Apple's developer documentation. A better location is probably ~/Library/Application Support -- this is where most per-application backups seem to be on my machine at least.

I know it's easy enough as a user to fix this by changing the backup directory location, but ideally this would not be necessary.


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mobitar commented Dec 2, 2018

Thanks, I'll take a look at this. We're using home dir for now as it's a safe cross-platform place for it. Ideally we'd have a custom location depending on OS.

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