So, I try to clean up folders and highlight items and groups to move them to other folders. Some move, others just stay there. I must be doing something wrong but need help to find out what. I spent lots of time trying to figure out what I am missing here . Thanks for any help.
DEVONthink doesn’t allow to move replicated records (or a parent group that contains a replicant) into themselves.
You can test whether a move is allowed by dragging a record.
If it’s allowed the desired destination record’s line is highlighted:
If it’s not allowed the line is not highlighted:
In the above capture it’s because
Group 2 contains
A. You can’t move or replicate recursively.
@cgrunenberg there’s an inconsistency, I think. The line is highlighted although the move isn’t allowed:
If what’s left over is a replicate, I assume I can delete it and the original remains intact ?
If it’s a replicant then yes.
To verify whether it’s a replicant
- Check the icon to the right of the name (see help
Documentation > Appendix > Iconolgy)
Inspector > Info > Generic > Instances
Mark duplicates and replicants in colorin
Preferences > General > Appearance
Documentation > Getting Started > DEVONthink Simplified:
Replicants: Displayed with [icon, can’t be displayed here] to the right of a document’s name or the name optionally shown in red type, replicants are conceptually similar to aliases in the Finder or a second phone book entry for the very same person. Replicants are one file showing up in more than one location. […]
There is also the possibility of having a document that is both replicated and a duplicate. This will display this icon to the right of the name: [icon, can’t be displayed here]
It’s important that you understand how replicants work before you begin making changes to documents. Any changes to a replicant are carried over to all replicants; as you might imagine, this means that you can to do some very powerful (and potentially negative) things with your database’s contents via replicants. […]
Since one of the latest updates you can also verify that you didn’t accidentally moved a record’s last instance to the trash:
If the instance that’s in the trash is the last instance then the record is striked through. If that’s the case then emptying the trash deletes the record.
If it’s not striked through then there’s at least one remaining instance and you can empty the trash without loosing the record.
Thanks, the next release will fix this.