File Access – Recent Files

  • File Access – Recent Files

    Posted by Troy DeGroot on July 26, 2023 at 4:15 pm

    Learned something the hard way today.

    Did you know when you Clear your Recent Files, it also clears all the Categories and Pinned files?

    I have about 150 documents scattered throughout my computer I can access to teach or answer a question at the drop of a hat.

    Not anymore! 😠

    Troy DeGroot replied 6 months, 3 weeks ago 6 Members · 11 Replies
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  • David Cutler

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    July 26, 2023 at 4:44 pm
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    Thank you for the heads up Troy!

    Are they saved a part of a profile that you have saved?

    • Troy DeGroot

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      July 27, 2023 at 1:23 pm
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      I wish it was part of a profile. I had a separate session of Bluebeam open that still showed them, but when I tried to add documents to a category they all disappeared. I guess it’s time to rethink and reorganize.

      • David Cutler

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        July 28, 2023 at 10:25 am
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        Might be an opportunity to discuss “Best Practices” for files that you access regularly.

        To start I’d suggest establishing a “quick reference” folder on your system that is backed up regularly and then have a shortcut to that location pinned to your file explorer. This will take some effort to keep current, but will avoid this issue (an others) in the future.

        Next I would pin 1 of those files to your quick access in the file menu in Revu. This would allow you to right click on the file and open that folder to access the other reference files without having all of them pinned directly in Revu.

        • Troy DeGroot

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          July 31, 2023 at 3:45 pm
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          I need to redesign the folder structure and shortcuts. It goes without saying the Clear Recent button will never be used again.

          • David Cutler

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            July 31, 2023 at 7:28 pm
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            This one might be a good one to bring to the attention of folks you know at Bluebeam – or perhaps someone who is already reading this 😎.

            I could see two improvements in the “Clear Recent Files” option:

            1. Add a “Are you sure you want to do this as this will not only clear your recent files but also your Categories and Pinned files” warning message.

            2. Split the “Clear Recent Files” into a “Clear Recent Files” and a separate “Clear Categories and Pinned files” option.

            After all, what every day user would have ever thought that “Clear Recent Files” would clear your categories and pinned files??????

            • Troy DeGroot

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              August 1, 2023 at 10:31 am
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              Exactly! I’m sure the software doesn’t know the difference between “recent” and “pinned recent”, but a warning would be good.

  • Isaac Harned

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    July 26, 2023 at 5:06 pm
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    I would adjust how many recents show, that should make the problem less annoying at least:

    • Troy DeGroot

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      July 27, 2023 at 11:34 am
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      I need to recreate all my links and reduce the number of files. Wish I had a screenshot at least.

  • Doug McLean

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    July 26, 2023 at 6:15 pm
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    Oh no

  • Vince French

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    July 26, 2023 at 11:42 pm
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    That’s definitely something to be aware of! Thanks for the heads up, Troy.

  • Matt Hackman

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    July 27, 2023 at 8:20 am
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    Just learned about categories a couple of weeks ago. Glad I know this now!

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