A mistake I often make (because I just forget) is that I drag files straight from DT into Bookends, with the result that they get moved to the Bookends attachments folder. This means that DT reports the file as missing. Is there a quick way to remedy the error? I can select the files one at a time in Bookends, “Reveal in Finder” and then copy them back into DT, deleting the original files, but that treats them as new files, so I lose tags, labels etc. I could open the DT database using Finder and drag them into where they should be, but assume it is dangerous to make any modifications to the database outside DT, and in any case drilling through the subfolders is time-consuming.
Am I missing an easy solution? Clicking on “Download” in DT doesn’t work, presumably because the file has also been removed from the sync store.
An alternative for forgetful users would be for DT to give a warning when files are dragged out along the lines of: “If you continue, DT will report that your files are missing. Do you want to continue?”
Or should I treat this as a Bookends issue, given that dragging into Finder works differently?
PS Yes, I realise my way of linking DT and Bookends is suboptimal, and in that there are methods that make it easier to go from one to the other, but I decided against reorganising everything mid-project. I also know that if I drag the files into Finder, and from there into Bookends, it creates a new copy and the problem does not arise, but I sometimes forget.