Converting Duplicates to Replicants - loss of metadata?

How does Data → Convert → Duplicates to Replicants work exactly? It seems like the action is deleting metadata if there are differences between the files (e.g., if one has a URL and its duplicate does not, or if one has a highlight and the other does not).

It preserves the metadata for the topmost selected item. (This is a very common mechanism in DEVONthink, e.g., merging documents treats the topmost document as the first, etc.)

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Ohh, good to know! Now, is there a way to sort so that annotated documents are on top…? I can’t think of one off of the top of my head.

You can add a PDF Annotations column and sort based on it.

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Didn’t know that existed. Thanks!

You’re welcome :slight_smile: