I’ve noticed that DT has got a little confused over the last month and has occasionally started creating copies of files. I’ve deleted a couple over the last few weeks and this morning I’ve opened the duplicates smart rule and noticed that there are quite a few “copy” files. I’ve not created these and of the ones I’ve just checked they were all created on the 24th Feb. I don’t pay attention to my updates so I don’t know if something updated that day. The files are not ones I’ve used recently so it doesn’t seem to be related to me handling something.
I’m running Monterey 12.2.1 (I’ve just noticed there’s an update so I will do that!), and DT 3.8.3. I sync over iCloud and that has been a bit inconsistent over the last couple of weeks so these copies may be related to iCloud shenanigans.
It’s not a problem since the duplicate files are picked up by the duplicate rule and are all called “FILE NAME copy” so are easy to spot, but I thought I’d flag it in case anyone has noticed it. I can’t see any mention of this issue in the forum.