Welcome! I just started using Joplin and when I was stuck I asked here. What would you like to know?
What devices do you plan on using Joplin on? How much experience do you have with markdown? Have you checked out the Configuration options yet?
Where do I change where files are stored?
Is there a settings file and if so where is it located?
I 've been writing in MD for a while. So I am not looking to learn MD.
I am using it on Win 10. Config options don’t show a path for the default file location.
No worries. Thanks for getting back to me.
On the Desktop app, you can set your local path for saving files under the Synchronization option. Look for Synchronization Target and set it to File System if you want to save locally. Just set the path to wherever you are wanting to save.
Now, if you ever decide to use a mobile phone or tablet with it, under that menu, you can set it to sync to One drive, DropBox and even some custom ones if you’re willing to mess with WebDAV.
Setting a sync path and syncing to a file system is not saving the notes to a different path.
Notes are locally kept in an sqlite database and the location can only be changed by either using the unsupported
--profile parameter or using symbolic links.
If you want to backup your notes, you will have to use
File -> Export -> JEX.
Using a local filesystem sync target is a bad idea, if you do not know what you are doing. It will most likely mess things up for you. Never, ever touch any files in that sync target directory.
If the sync target is gone or files in there are deleted, all your notes in the database or the notes corresponding to the files are gone forever!
Thanks for correcting me. I didn’t know that at all. I just was going by my own limited knowledge with my own testing. Glad I don’t actually use File System sync anymore
Hey thanks everyone! I appreciate the input from all. One last thing I want to confirm on this subject.
For now, I don’t see the need for using profiles.
But I would concentrate on the symbolic link to move my SQLite to a different drive. Because my c: drive is not big enough for Joplin data database to grow. In my Windows machine; I found the blob_storage in C:\users\MyUserName\AppData\Roaming\Joplin\blob_storage. I want to store my joplin files in E:\JoplinStorage\
(I am assuming most of you are familiar with the linux world). From my understanding windows symbolic link to a directory is called junction. (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/win32/fileio/hard-links-and-junctions )
So let me confirm that I need to do 2 things. 1. Create a junction point. 2. Move the existing files to the target location.
create a junction point: **
Then move any files that were on the old location (
C:\users\MyUserName\AppData\Roaming\Joplin\blob_storage) to the new location.