I have a question. When we drag and drop a file, for example a PDF into Anytype from the hard drive of the desktop itself, does anytype create a duplicate of that file in its working directory or does it create some sort of link to the original file?
I’m asking this because I was worried that if the first one is the case, then we would have a lot duplicate files on the hard drive resulting in taking up more unnecessary space.
Also, if the second one was indeed the case, it would be a good idea if we could edit its properties; I mean if we click on open, it would open the file in the respective app responsible for it but we could have a name for it and create relations for it so that we can connect other objects to it.
From what I know the files you drag into Anytype are separate from the original ones. So copies are created. There are requests to implement a way to link to existing files, so that only one instance of the same file exists.
True, but I think the file is stored in an Anytype file so to speak. So you won’t find the .pdf or .jpeg or other files in the file explorer. So it does create a copy, but it won’t be visible and accesible outside of Anytype so to speak.