Are imported files moved or duplicated

I am using EagleFiler 1.9.12 downloaded from on macOS 14.1.1


Long time SpamSieve user and now trying EF. Quick question… Does EF create duplicate file when importing existing files? It seems existing original files that are imported to EF to organize are being duplicated in newly created library. I stopped initial files import until clear on file storage requirements.


You can chose to import existing files by moving or by copying. On an APFS volume (which is most Mac storage these days), EagleFiler uses cloning so that copies don’t use any additional disk space.