I have a question about how smart folders work within devonthink.
I hadn’t given this any thought until right now, I was reading articles that were collected together in a smart group, I followed some links, I clicked capture web archive, devonthink dutifully did that and placed the archive inside the smart folder I was in.
It took me a minute to understand what I just did or what devonthink let me do. I am placing a actual copy of a web archive inside a “virtual” smart group, that isn’t really there. Or is it?
The way smart groups work everywhere else, be it iTunes or Mail, is they contain messages which aren’t really in the groups at all, I can delete the smart group without destroying any of the content, which remains in whatever location its physically located in.
If I am in a smart group and choose to save a web archive, shouldn’t devonthink realize I’m being stupid and save it in the inbox instead? What happens to the physical file I just saved, into a smart group, if I remove that smart group in the future, is it destroyed? I’m becoming very confused as to where the physical file is stored, how do I find it inside devonthink (other then inside the smart group itself)?