dlorde
I'm trying out adding attachments to links, as it looks like it could be very useful, but I can't find a way to see or report which links have attachments or what those attachments are.

I can't find a way to remove 'link to file' attachments. For some link attachments, I can open the link folder and delete the relevant contents, but for 'link to file' attachments, the link folder is empty. 

Why don't link properties show the link attachment information? If I can add attachments to a link from the link menu, I should be able to remove them from the link using the menu.

What am I missing?
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Cerebrum
Viewing attachments for Links is similar to viewing them for Thoughts, Types and Tags.
When you display Notes and then select a Link, you'll see any attachments as a list or as Tabs. You can then edit, rearrange and delete attachments.

Unfortunately, there's no way of viewing a list of Links that have attachments.

The "link folder is empty" because there's no file that is stored if the attachment is "link to file". There's only a link to the file, and that link is stored in the attachment. 

I agree that there should be some indicator for attachments on the Link, and there should be the ability to click the indicator to open an attachment. 
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mcaton
Indicator for attachments on Thought Links has been documented as a feature request.

Thank you,
Matt
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metta
Thanks, Matt.

Can we also confirm that this feature request includes:the option to identify all link attachments and link notes using the report function?

= Update = (for those who are interested)

Just now found a 2017 discussion confirming feature requests for:
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mcaton
I'll confirm that the request for the indicator is specifying notes AND attachments. I've also confirmed that a report request exists as well.

Thank you,
Matt
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metta
Thanks, Matt! ðŸ‘
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dlorde
Thanks all!

I look forward to the improvements to come 🙂
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dlorde
A year on, and nothing has changed...

Incidentally, I had a link with a video link attached that worked OK, but when I added a link note, it crashed when trying to 'Open Attachment'. This crash happens whether the link note is added first or the video link. It doesn't occur if one of the attachments is deleted. I haven't explored this issue any further. 
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mcaton
Still an open feature request. I'll do some testing with linked videos on Thought Links.  Links from the web or to a local video file?  I'll test both 🙂

Matt
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mcaton
No problems so far with tests of attaching local videos (as a link) or YouTube links to a Thought Link.  Can you tell me a bit more about how/what you linked to your link?

Thanks,
Matt
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dlorde
I was just trying out link attachments and added a YouTube video URL as an attachment, then added a Note attachment (just a title, no content). Then I tried to 'Open Attachment' on the link and got a crash. 

I just tried it again on a different link and got the same result. If I delete either the video attachment or the Note attachment, 'Open Attachment' works as expected.

I was thinking it might be that when you have more than one attachment on a link, 'Open Attachment' is ambiguous - which attachment should it open? Shouldn't I be able to choose?

Just as an aside, as an ex-UI developer myself, I find the UI for a lot of TB features to be unintuitive or even counter-intuitive - for example, if I can add an attachment and open an attachment from the link menu, I should be able to Delete Attachment from that menu (for multiple attachments, a sub-menu, drop-down, list box, or check-list could appear).
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mcaton
Dave,

So are you right clicking on the Thought and selecting "Open Attachment" ?  Again, I see no issues, but, I'm also testing on 11.0.72 which fixes some crash issues that were happening when there were pop up windows in TheBrain. And this process does produce a pop up window asking if you want to open the video or the note...  Can you update to this build and test again?

Thanks,
Matt
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