How big is the Curiosity app on my hard drive

The index is the largest part of the Curiosity app. You check in the app how much disk space it's using:
In the left bar, click on the cog (⚙️) icon for Preferences
Scroll down to the section on Data
For disk usage, check the number next to Index size (1-5GB is normal)
You can also see how many files and emails are indexed, and how much disk space you have left

Why move the index to a different folder or drive

By default, the Curiosity app stores data in your user folder.

You can move the Curiosity index to a different location (folder or drive). That can be helpful:
If you're low on disk space
If you're indexing a large number of files and emails (>500GB) and the index gets large

How to move the index to a different folder

To change the location where the index is stored (e.g. to a different drive):
In the left bar, click on the cog (⚙️) icon for Preferences
Scroll down to the section on Data
Next to "Index Path" click on the cog (⚙️) icon (Move index storage to a new location)
In the file browser window that appears, select where you want to store the index
Click Continue and confirm your choices

The index will be moved to the new location. It only takes a minute or two (depending on your hardware).

⚠️ Do not exit the app or turn off your computer while the index is being moved

It is possible to store the index on an external drive or cloud drive, but we don't recommend it.
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