In deciding whether to Import or Index a new DB, I’m experimenting a bit with things, to better make up my mind about what to settle on…
I’m a bit stumped at the moment with something, with me thinking the opposite would happen - and would appreciate some clarity…
I’ve created 5 “Test1/2/3/4/5” folders inside an “Experimental” root-folder.
I’ve indexed that Root Folder.
Each of the sub-folders have 2 items in them.
Inside DTPO, I create a new Group [“My New Test Group”] as a sub-group inside the “Experimental” group.
I move each of the files from Test1 and Test2 into the new “Test Group”.
I delete the two (now) empty Test1 and Test 2 folders.
Over on the sidebar, I select ‘empty trash’, and then select “Files & Folders”, as opposed to “Only in database”, when the Trash Warning dialogue pops up [“Some items are indexed, external files and/or folders. Also remove these files and folders? This cannot be undone!”]
What I thought would happen:
1.) Over in Finder, the four documents would be moved over to a newly created folder called “My New Test Group” >> I’m pretty sure I have this part wrong, since I seem to recall reading that whereas DTPO can watch Finder, it cannot “write” back to Finder… Which is probably for the better…
2.) Regardless of the above, secondly, that Folders’ Test1 and Test2, together with their contents, would be deleted/moved to System Trash.
This is not happening. When I jump over into Finder, the two folders, together with their contents, are still there.
As a result, when I hit the root group in DTPO again, the two deleted groups are re-indexed, together with their contents. And the newly created folder, now contains the contents moved earlier, and are now reflected as Duplicates.
Can someone please confirm if the above behaviour is as expected, particularly step 2?