I’ve been going through a tedious process of digital spring cleaning – organizing files for the past ten years on 18 external drives and three older computers. I was planning to bring all of the text/pdf/rtf/doc files into DTPO and then create an “external” Finder folder for the remaining elements and just sync that “external” folder in DTPO.
Well…I was just looking for a file I found in finder in DTPO to see if I had already ingested it, and I found that it was in DTPO, but listed as being in the trash. I thought that was odd, so I went into my main database and clicked on an important file and did a search for its name. Again, it is listed as being in Trash.
And in fact, the trash is listing that it has 2669 items!
I’m a bit nervous about what to do next. I certainly don’t want to empty the DTPO trash! how can I make sure to protect this all important stuff while it is still showing up in DTPO? Should I create a new database and drag the important stuff into the new database?