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How can I Link to files stored in SharePoint
Aah, right. So it only works with files stored in the SharePoint site, accessed via a web browser, and not for files stored in SharePoint Workspace, or in OneDrive for Business.
How can I Link to files stored in SharePoint
I'm afraid that doesn't work for me.
I've tried from the Workspace client and from the "folder" that appears in Windows Explorer.
How can I Link to files stored in SharePoint
I've been using TheBrain more or less since it came out and have thousands of files stored internally within a number of brains. However I now have a need I can't seem to be able to do.

I've recently started a new job and the Company uses SharePoint (specifically SharePoint Online via Office 365) as its document management system. Although all the files are stored in Office 365, Microsoft Office has a product called SharePoint Workspace that creates a synchronized local copy of a SharePoint Site on your PC (it's actually Groove under the hood).

Some of the files I want to link to Thoughts physically exist in a Workspace on my PC, but I can't link to them from TheBrain. If I open the Workspace through Windows Explorer, I can "see" the file, but if I drag and drop it on a thought; nothing happens.

Any ideas?

Gareth
Can't rebuild Brain Database in 8
Thanks, that seems to have sorted it out.
Can't rebuild Brain Database in 8
I've just upgraded my Mac from Brain 7 to Brain 8. When I open one of my brains I get to warnings about not being able to execute an operationScreenshot 2014-04-10 14.04.13.png
The problem is: there is no Rebuild Database command in Brain 8  
Restricting search folders when re-attaching lost attachments
Thanks. That does some of the work, but not all. e.g. it doesn't replace \ with /

Also, it's all too manual. You have to do it for every set of attachments.
Being able to make use of the built-in auto-find would be better, but with the option to constrain the search domain.
Restricting search folders when re-attaching lost attachments
I am in the process of moving from a PC to a Mac. One of the consequences is that many external attachments are now un-reachable (because the path starts C:\...).
The "easiest" way to re-attach is to allow TheBrain to search for the attachment automatically. Unfortunately this is unusable.
The reason is that TheBrain searches the entire hard drive, starting in /Applications. Realistically, attachments are likely to be somewhere under /Users/<name>.

My request is for an advanced feature to set the base folder for searches. That way I can set it to my "Documents" folder.
Re-linking attached files
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Is there a tool that will go through the Brain and check the file attachments, and then automatically re-attach external files?

The closest to this functionality is File > Utilities > Replace Attachment Locations. It allows you to type the old path and then the new path, basically a Find & Replace function for file paths.
You can replace part of the file path, which works well if one of your base folder names changed, but not the name of the folders that store your files.

Yes, I saw that. The attachment names haven't changed an the folder structure is basically the same; it's just that it's on a Mac now rather than a PC.

I'll have go and see what happens. I'll make sure Time Machine has run first though :-)

Thanks
Re-linking attached files
Hi
I've just migrated from a PC to a Mac and have also upgraded from version 4 to version 6.
All the external attached files are now unlinked. There are hundreds of them.

Is there a tool that will go through the Brain and check the file attachments, and then automatically re-attach external files?

Also, when clicking on an external attachment and being prompted to re-link the file, is there a way to change the base folder from which the auto-search starts from? Currently, it starts from the root folder, whereas I want it to start from the Documents folder.

Gareth
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