Physically moving indexed files?

I love using DTP for working with information. I have a database of indexed files that I have been using for several years. My files are located on an external drive since my Mac had a limited amount of space available.

I have been using the “Move to” command to send documents from my incoming folder to groups.

After my mac physically died and I needed to retrieve files for a friend when I discovered that my files were never actually moved, but rather exist in a schema defined by DTP.

Is there a way to actually move files when working with an index of materials? Otherwise it becomes impossible to work with the files in any other scenario where DTP is not the driving force of your knowledge work.


Greg Jones has posted several helpful articles in the forum on this topic. I don’t have time to search for them right now – but they are not hard to find using the forum Advanced Search features.