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Local folders

Why connect local folders on your computer to Curiosity?

Your operating system already gives you search for your local files. Nevertheless, connecting folders to Curiosity offers some great advantages. It lets you:
Search in the same place through local folders, emails and cloud apps
Quickly navigate to folders or files by searching them
Save things for later using Spaces without needing to move the file or message

How to connect local folders

When you open the app for the first time, you will be asked whether you want to connect folders on your computer.

To connect a local folder on your computer to Curiosity later:
Click the cog (⚙️) button next to Computer in the left menu
Check the folders you want to connect, or select others by clicking Add Others
Click Close

Your folders will appear under Computer in the left bar and your files will be searchable (as soon as they're indexed).


You can connect a network folder to Curiosity if it's visible as a folder in your file explorer (i.e. mapped as a local drive).
You can index files from an external HDD / SSD / USB flash drive - just make sure they are connected.
You should be able to index everything once and then search it even if the external drives aren't connected anymore (though you won't be able to open the documents). However, we cannot guarantee how Curiosity will behave if you disconnect the drives while the app is still running.

💡 On macOS, you may need to enable Full Disk Access for Curiosity: Here's how

💡 Indexing might take some time, depending on the amount of data you have and how powerful your computer is. Learn how to handle it here.

🔐 Your data stays always on your computer. We never see, copy or store your data. Learn more about data security and privacy here.

Updated on: 16/10/2023

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