Random question… [and apologies for the cryptic topic name ]
When I first started using DTPO, I imported, as opposed to Indexed my academic files.
Whereas I have had my moments, I don’t really regret it - since I like knowing I have a “clean” folder, of all my PDFs.
Thing is - I recently took the plunge with Bookends 12, and decided to move all of them into the BE12 Attachment folder. Doing this has allowed me to ‘search’ through my pdfs, since the majority of my references are still ‘blank’, due to them not having a DOI that BE can use to autocomplete.
In the process of doing the above, I have noticed that some of those pdf’s, spread as they were over several folders, were ‘missed’ when I did the initial import into DTPO. In other words, they’re somewhere on my MBP [now in the BE Attachment Folder], but are NOT inside DTPO.
I obviously want them inside my DTPO academic db.
Question about whether the following makes sense, or would there be an easier way?
I simply index the BE12 Attachment folder - creating a new ‘group’ inside my academics db.
Presumably - if the pdf is already inside DTPO, then that file - in that new group - will be reflected as a duplicate. All those PDF’s that are not yet inside, will (obviously) not be reflected as a duplicate?
I would then import the (hopefully) few that are not inside, and then simply trash the indexed folder?
Does that sound feasible?