I did some experiments. I have a specific Dropbox folder called “Scraps” where I store some files to be reviewed later before to be sent to DT. I indexed that folder from MacBook Pro at job (Mac 1). When I arrived home, that folder were indexed as well in my main iMac (Mac 2), that is my “DT Server”.
With DT in Mac 2 open, Removed all sub-folders and put the files inside each folder in “Scraps” one. I did it in Finder, but that folder is in Dropbox. I didn’t looked inside DT, as I went to dinner.
After dinner, I went to my DTTG and did some reading. I annotated “A robótica por la Religión.PDF” in DTTG. This file originally was in “Así habló Cicerón”, was moved into “Scraps” and “Así habló Cicierón” folder deleted from Finder. After I annotated it, I waited DTTG synchronize and then went to my iMac (Mac 2) and found this mess:
“Magically” some deleted folders were recreated in Scrap folder, basically all files that were “touched” (read or annotated) in DTTG. Now DT (and DTTG as it re-synchronized from DT) has some duplicate files. Read/annotated ones in the sub-folders. New capture:
From left to right: Annotated file in sub-folder, that was in “Scraps” folder when annotated, duplicated file in its right folder but before annotate it. Another read file moved into its original folder (this one is not duplicated), and same for “¿Prostituyó…”. First one is the annotated (“magically” moved int original folder and next to it, the duplicated one.
Both DT and DTTG are synchronized, and synchronization database was regenerated this weekend.
One more capture:
I’m trying to resolve this mess. I’ve deleted duplicated files in Finder, move the annotated ones into the right folder, and the result is the capture. Still a “fake” “A la robótica por la Religión” that is not in file system.
Ok. Now run an “update indexed folders”:
Oh, no, now all is completely messed. Still some “phantom files”… Now I go to my DTTG and synchronize. “Magically” a new folder inside “Scraps” has been created after iPad synchronization in file system:
Ok, let´s forget this by moment.
If you don’t see some DOC files in DT but you see them in Finder, those files are in Trash. We empty “trash”, but doc files aren’t deleted from file system, as they have been deleted form DTTG (I don’t know if this is a bug or a “feature”, but is not important here).
However, let’s try to resolve all this mess. Deleting some files from Scraps folder inside DT and file system. Delete not wanted files in DT, deleting a new phantom created folder, DT updates itself on deleting the folder from Finder and…
… one more time, DT duplicated a file and restored inside it the DOC files that aren’t in file system!!! A new manual “Update indexed files” and all seems to be correct now.
Let’s switch on iPad and synchronize it. After some go an back, this is the result:
iPad lacks some files… and they aren’t syncing anymore.
And now is when I switch off all my aThings and iThings, take my Note 10+ and Tab S6 and continue with other stuff.