Enclose creates and uses files in your home folder. This has important implications for backup, OS X upgrades, migration, and troubleshooting.

(home)/Library/Application Support/Enclose/

This folder contains all permanent Enclose files and documents. Make sure this folder is included in your regular backup, and after system upgrades (or migration to a new Mac), restored to your home folder in the same location.

Within the folder are certain folders and files. To avoid problems, do not rename or delete any of them.

Enclose Database.sqlite3: This is Enclose’s “memory.” It holds all record of Enclose activity, sent files, messages, and recipients, and server and email settings. Do not edit or rename this file.

Enclose Database Backup.sqlite3: When Enclose is opened, Enclose Database is copied to this file. If you think Enclose’s database has become corrupted, you can go back to the last time Enclose was opened by substituting this file for Enclose Database.

Messages (folder) :This contains all draft and sent messages, including body text. These have the file extension “.enclosemessage”. To view messages, choose Draft or Sent in the main Enclose toolbar. To view a message file, double-click it to open in Enclose, or press the space bar to view with Quick Look (Mac OS X 10.5 Leopard only). Message files are indexed by Spotlight and appear in Spotlight search results as documents.

If a message file is not listed in Enclose’s message lists (that is, not in the Enclose Database), opening the file adds it to the lists. Opening an Enclose message file that is not in the Messages folder copies it to that folder as well.

Since message files do not contain attachments, they are quite small.


When Enclose uploads a zip file, it is temporarily created here. If multiple files are selected together and dragged to Enclose, they are copied here into one folder for zipping.

Cache files are deleted when you quit Enclose. After an upload is complete, you may delete the cache files if desired.


This holds behavioral preferences, such as whether an email is created automatically upon upload. To restore behavioral preferences to “factory defaults,” delete or move this file. Note that many of the settings in the “Preferences” window are actually stored in Enclose Database.
Application Support Files