I was wondering the other day how would anytype store the media files uploaded from the hard drive. I thought it would be a good idea if anytype wouldn’t create a duplicate from them because that would take up so much space; instead it would be a good idea to use shortcuts/aliases instead.
I’m probably not qualified to talk about the technical details but I thought when the user drags and drop or upload something in Anytype, then Anytype can create an alias in Mac or a shortcut in windows linking to the original file and place that alias/shortcut in the Anytype working directory itself.
It doesn’t have a separate use case than the one that is currently in use, but this way we wouldn’t have duplicate files cluttering our hard drive.
This is the problem with the “folder structure” file system. I myself try to create aliases for myself when I think one file should be in two different folders on my hard drive.