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Is there a trash can in Omnifocus ?

Is the only way to recover a deleted item is to restore a backup ?

What happens when you press delete other than the item being zapped out to oblivion ?

F.
 
Actually, pressing delete just adds a transaction to the database saying "this item has been deleted", similar to the ones saying "this item has been completed" or "this item has a due date of May 7, 2011, 3:37 PM". It doesn't actually delete anything until your database is compacted. Until that point, one could still recover a deleted item, and if you were deleting something to get rid of its footprint (a large attachment, for example), it won't actually reclaim the space.

I believe that if you are not syncing OmniFocus to another device (or Mac), database compaction only happens when you request it with File->Compact Database. If you are syncing, the compaction happens automatically when all of your devices are in sync and there are transactions more than an hour old (transactions less than an hour old are not compacted). If you've deleted something and want to get it back, call up Omni and don't let your devices sync until they've helped you!
 
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Is there a trash can in Omnifocus ?

Is the only way to recover a deleted item is to restore a backup ?

What happens when you press delete other than the item being zapped out to oblivion ?

F.
If it's by accident you use command-Z to undo it. If you wait a while, you're SOL :-)
 
We do have a feature request open for some sort of trash can. As always, interested parties will want to email the support ninjas and ask to be attached to that request. All other things being equal, requests with more customers attached tend to be assigned higher priority...
 
... why is there no trashcan?
 
There is no trashcan because we haven't built one. (I will note in our database that you'd like a trashcan.) Meanwhile, you can go to your backups, open the most recent one, and drag-n-drop the mis-deleted item back into your main database.
 
 


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