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Plaintext passwords in /Library/Caches/Metadata/DEVONthink

2. June 2013


I use DevonThink Office Pro (DTOP) to store sensitive information, like useraccounts and passwords in plain text files.
To secure my DTOP-Database, I store it on an encrypted, password protected volume as described here:

020 - Encrypted and passwordprotected volume


The information from my plain text files show up in
/Users/myUserName/Library/Caches/Metadata/DEVONthink Pro 2/…

100 - test2 DB

200 - Cache Dir

220 - Mac OS X - Cache File


According to this post:
This folder is needed if you want to use Spotlight to search your DEVON database(s).

Solution #1

According to the same post:
If you don’t want this, go to the File > Database Properties and untick the Create Spotlight Index.
If you do want it, you may want to move that folder to the Trash and use the aforementioned panel to Rebuild the index. That will guarantee that the Rebuild starts from a fresh slate.

Solution #2

I could encrypt the plaintext file with a GPG Program outside of DTPO.

Test environment

900 - Test Environment - OS X 10.8.3 - Mountain Lion, DTPO 2.5.2


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