Attachments stored in 1Password are not encrypted on local disk?

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iSilentP
iSilentP
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I just realized that any/all attachments (pdf files) for example that are part of a 1Password item stored in the vault are NOT encrypted when stored on the local file system? I read in other similar forum posts, that these local files will get removed once 1Password is shutdown, but this does not seem to the case. See screen image https://www.screencast.com/t/k5u5sx3MO and https://screencast.com/t/t0QA17dl as an example.

Is what I have experienced, normal/expected behavior? I understand the logistics of having to store it locally unencrypted for a user to view it. I was just surprised that that potentially sensitive files survive a 1Password exit/quit process.

Not a great concern, but now that I know the behavior of 1Password, I will take this into account when attaching files containing sensitive information.

Can you please confirm that attached files inside of 1Password do (or do not) get deleted/removed when the app is shut down?

I suspect I will go through a cleanup process (after backup) to remove these files manually. Is there a suggest approach? Should I just delete the attachment from the app or is it safe to delete through a manual process or script--and if doing so, will 1Password take the manual deletion gracefully?

~ Tony


1Password Version: 7.9.6
Extension Version: 70906003
OS Version: 10.15.7
Browser:_ Chrome/Safari/Edge

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