What is the recommended method of referencing a record in more than one place in Eaglefiler?
I’m using EagleFiler on Sonoma. I love the program and have been using it for many years in concert with Hazel to enable a Paperless home-office workflow.
Use Case: My wife purchased office equipment and computer hardware for use in her work. We needed to file those receipts in the 2022 Taxes folder in case of a tax audit down the road. But I also want to reference those receipts in another folder for future warrantee purposes.
I like the fact that EagleFiler natively scans for and prevents importing duplicate records. But in this case I explicitly want to reference these receipts in more than one place.
I’ve discovered and installed the “Duplicate Records” script. It allow me to create duplicates and then I can move them to other folders manually. But I was wondering if there’s a better way.
Question: Is there a better way to perhaps add a shortcut/alias link to a file in a folder in EagleFiler? I see the menu has an item labeled “Copy Record Link” and it made me wonder if I can copy a link as a virtual reference to a file and save the disk space needed to store duplicates.
If I later run the “Remove Duplicate File” script in EagleFiler as a housekeeping chore, I suspect it may remove the explicitly created duplicate records that I created for tax and warrantee purposes. So perhaps creating duplicates may not be the best alternative.
Another possibility might be to tag the receipts in a sort of taxonomy, and store a single instance in the taxes folder in such a way that I can find those receipts later on when I need warrantee repairs. But tags and developing a useful, organized tagging taxonomy seems less desirable and harder to manage.
What do you recommend?