Level 5* GrumpyMonkey 4,315 Posted August 11, 2013 Level 5* Share Posted August 11, 2013 PurgatoryI wonder if anyone knows what "purgatory" in my Evernote files means. It is nearly 4GB on my tiny MBA local drive (my actual content is only about 700 MB), and it appears to hold about 2,500 folders of notes that I have deleted. I believe my notes may have died in a state of grace when I pressed the delete button, but I wonder if, or when, they will experience sufficient purification of their .enml souls to move on into the Trash. If I help them along by deleting the folder, will it adversely impact the app? Type-Ahead IndexThe Type-Ahead Index takes up 4GB on my tiny MBA drive as well. Yes, assuming Get Info is in the ball park, my less than 1 GB of actual content is currently squatting on nearly 10% of my available disk space (you get about 99 GB of user space in a 128 GB drive). I started to run out today and I was wondering what in the world I could delete. My question: does anyone know what will happen if we delete the index? I assume it will just re-populate the data, and I will be back to square one, but only after many hours of processing. That's no good. Ideally, I'd like to get rid of the type-ahead index entirely (I assume this is for type-ahead search suggestions, which I would gladly sacrifice, because it is not a feature that appeals to me), but if that is not possible, sending off the purgatory folks to their final resting place, and deleting the type-ahead index together ought to significantly reduce the space occupied by Evernote on my drive, right? Anyone with experience, please let me know. Otherwise, I'll just give it a go (I have backups, of course). Diagnostic Tools@ Evernote developers: It would be really nice to have diagnostic tools in the interface that enable us to manage our account (toggle on/off features like the creation of snippet view images, type-ahead search indexes, purgatory, etc.) and trim off the fat from within the interface instead of mucking around in the library. I'd prefer not to have to think about all of this stuff, flip a few switches, and let the app run in some kind of eco mode with a small footprint on my local drive. Link to comment
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