November 23, 2020, 3:52am
Anki creates two folders, assume the first one is an artefact from the past:
> find Library/Application\ Support/Anki* -type d -depth 1 -print
Library/Application Support/Anki2/User 1
> ls -l Library/Application\ Support/ | grep Anki
drwx------ 3 ... 20 Nov 16:24 Anki
drwxr-xr-x 7 ... 22 Nov 20:42 Anki2
Anki 2.1.35 (84dcaa86) Python 3.8.0 Qt 5.14.2 PyQt 5.14.2
Platform: Mac 10.16
Flags: frz=True ao=True sv=2
Add-ons, last update check: 2020-11-22 20:07:58
November 23, 2020, 5:38am
The other folder stores data related to the web component that doesn’t really belong in Anki’s data folder, so they’ve been left separate.
November 23, 2020, 3:50pm
@dae, still relates to the single App, why to separate then? Especially, when there is just one subfolder in
Anki dir. It wouldn’t interfere with the second folder and the whole setup would be more cleaner.
November 24, 2020, 11:25am
Some users copy their data folder across machines or back it up, and keeping unneeded web files out in such cases is more useful than having a “clean” folder that is not visible to the typical user.