This has been discussed on the forum several times before, so I apologize for bringing it up yet again in a new topic. However, I am in need of some clarifications. I hope this is ok.
I use Joplin 2.4.9 on macOS Catalina, I do not use sync.
I would like to move the Joplin database and resources to an external drive instead of the standard location on the internal drive.
I have seen Laurent, Tessus and others mention the possibility of moving the directory to for instance a VeraCrypt container as a way of password protecting the notes in Joplin. This is what I want to accomplish.
In this topic Tessus wrote about the
ln commands. But I've also seen the
--profile command discussed a lot. I haven't figured out when to use what since the use cases varies slightly in these topics at the same time as the OS shifts from macOS to Linux to Windows.
Step by step (if anyone feels patient enough), how would I go about this? After stopping all running Joplin processes I run exactly what in terminal?
The old location is
~/.config/joplin-desktop and the new location would be
And one last question. To quote Laurent:
--profileflag is undocumented, and unsupported, for a good reason.
Would my use case be relatively safe and stable?