Joplin Desktop 2.0.11 Win
Note history: off
Resource downloads: Always
E2EE: On (Both clients)
Because of this question I looked at my config folder and saw it was 384MB. This was primarily the Resources folder.
I was aware that in the past people have raised questions on this forum about Joplin purging old data (or not) and wondered if the config folder size was actually a measure of how much data Joplin was actually storing.
So, out of curiosity, I created a JEX export of everything and imported it into another copy of Joplin which was synced (E2EE) to an empty sync target. I then checked the size of the new config folder and saw that it was only 110MB.
Therefore this is essentially the same data in both clients, but the "used" client uses 3.5x as much space as the "fresh" client. I suppose that the "used" client may be waiting to flush some unused data but the notes are primarily text and the resources do not change that much
This suggests that about 70% of the data in my local config folder is stored unnecessarily?
It's not a problem when talking about an extra few hundred MB but some here are reporting 10GB+ config folders.