Path is in my profile, Dropbox/Documentos/Scraps, in all 3 Mac. Even the profile absolute path is the same, as my profile folder is rfog.
My installation is a standard one. No extra or strange drivers, no hacks, and in all cases is a recent installation.
I’m at work and I capture something. I drop in my windows dropbox folder, that syncs so and then with my office MacBook Pro, that index the files into DT. Other times I do the same on the same MacBook Pro, even scraping them via DT itself and then moving to the dropbox indexed folder -to be able to access them from windows anywhere.
When I arrive at home, I activate my iMAC and then, wow, duplicates, deleted files in external folder that still are shown in DT, etc…
There are one iPhone and two iPads running DTTG, mostly in the background because normally I don’t use them util I’ve processed some files in my home iMac, but I guess they are silently being updated because sometimes when I activate them, all files are synchronized. Or messed.
What could have been happening? I really don’t know, but could be two things: DT is faster looking into indexed files than Dropbox synchronizing the files, or DTTG is blocking in some way the indexed files.
But, a the end, an execution of “Update Indexed Files” or “Synchronize”, if I’ve understand well the meaning of those commands, should: look into the selected indexed folder and, if a file that is in database is not anymore in folder, delete it. If there is a new file, add it.
However, assuming DTTG has modified one of the deleted files, you cannot know if file has been modified in DTTG after it has been deleted from folder because the Mac could be suspended, but an educated guess can determine that if user has deleted an indexed file, it is because he does don’t want it anymore and then, if DTTG has a later modification of the deleted file, as that file is not in indexed folder, Sayonara Baby.
The fact is, when there are some duplicated non really existent files, or duplicated with “-1” appended to the file, those commands do absolutely nothing, and the only solution is painfully delete both kind of duplicates.
Said that, this issue happens only in synchronized folders that have daily changes. Normal not modified folders do not have the issue.
And in my case, I’m careful enough to not to generate impossible scenarios (Kobayashi Maru ones ) like modify same file in more than one device, or move it to one folder and to other folder in other device, etc… (Mac or iThing).