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Hi team

I installed the latest version of Enpass Desktop for Mac from the Apple App Store, and it created an "Enpass" folder in my "Documents" folder. This "Enpass" folder does not appear when I do a "ls -al" in Terminal. Clicking on Get Info in Finder shows that the actual location is /Users/<username>/Library/Containers/in.sinew.Enpass-Desktop/Data.

How do I remove this "Enpass" folder in Documents as it creates unnecessary clutter?


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Hi Gulshan, as mentioned in my first message, the actual location of Enpass data is already at "/Users/<username>/Library/Containers/in.sinew.Enpass-Desktop/Data", which is what is stated in the Advanced settings. However, there is also an "Enpass" folder in "Documents" which is linked to "/Users/<username>/Library/Containers/in.sinew.Enpass-Desktop/Data". When I tried to delete the "Enpass" folder in "Documents", all the data in "/Users/<username>/Library/Containers/in.sinew.Enpass-Desktop/Data" is deleted as well.

How do I remove the "Enpass" folder in "Documents" without affecting the data in "/Users/<username>/Library/Containers/in.sinew.Enpass-Desktop/Data"? Thanks.

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It is a new and very annoying feature of macOS Monterey that Documents inside containers are displayed inside the real Documents folder. It doesn't really exist there, neither as a directory nor as a link. Finder just lies to you and displays it there, much like it still displays all the Applications in the "/Applications" folder, while many of them only exist in "/System/Applications".

To answer your question: You can hide it by setting the "hidden" flag on the Documents directory of the container. Open a terminal and enter this command:

chflags hidden ~/Library/Containers//in.sinew.Enpass-Desktop/Data/Documents


On 8/22/2022 at 10:59 AM, Gulshan Dogra said:


The Enpass location can be changed from the Enpass Advanced settings, and after it is set up you can delete the Enpass folder from Documents.  

This is not possible in the Mac App Store version. For no good reason, of course, and "~/Library/Containers//in.sinew.Enpass-Desktop/Data/Library/Application Support/Enpass/Documents" would have been a better choice for the default location. The same applies to all operating systems. On Linux the default location is "~/Documents/Enpass", which is also a terrible choice, because this is clearly application data. I moved it to "~/.local/share/Enpass/Documents".

Edit: Why do I have to put two slashes between "Containers" and "in.sinew.enpass" to keep this crappy board system from replacing it with an "e"?

Edited by Bachsau
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