I was a bit confused about this statement.
This is a general difference between importing files and importing files that are already indexed, it seems, as regulary importing something does not remove the originals.
There are quite some instances where this is not ideal.
I have a Cryptomator database indexed in DT, that I finally would like to import into DEVONthink, so that I can also use it on my iDevices.
But of course I do not want the orginal files to be removed - they are the orginals that are also normally encrypted on OneDrive and are the most valued content.
So to restate the question of the orignal poster, is there no way to import indexed content without removing that content from it’s original location?
If that is true, indexing content is far less usable than I originally thought.
It would then be required to first make a copy of the data and at best rename the original and then rename the copy to the original name, then Move iunto database and after that rename the orginal content again.
That’s quite a thing.
I still hope, that there is another way to do that