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I just submitted the below via Send Feedback. However, I wanted to register and post it here also because I was a very bad beta tester and did not give Omni enough useful information to reproduce the problem.

(I was a particularly bad beta tester because I have gotten so used to OmniFocus reliability that I actually put some data in there and deleted the originals. Naughty! Naughty!)

Has anyone else seen a problem like this and come up with a way to reproduce it? It's obviously pretty serious and unlike anything else that's happened to me while using OmniFocus.

I also will work on reproducing it once I finish beating myself up over the lost data. :-(


In the latest beta, I added a bunch of items and then tried to organize
them into hierarchical projects in the Library.

I created a top-level project ("Group") to contain three related
projects. I renamed them to get rid of the redundant bit and dragged
them inside it.

"Group Item1" -> "Group" / "Item1"
"Group Item2" -> "Group" / "Item2"
"Group Item3" -> "Group" / "Item3"

With the top-level "Group" library folder open, I attempted to drag a
task from that folder into another task ("Item1") to make it a subtask.
It made a link in the Note area of the target task instead, which was
not what I wanted.

At that point, I hit "undo." This is when things got strange. It undid
a bunch of things, like moving and renaming the folders.

I hit undo again, the screen flashed, and it reverted back to the
OmniFocus state from my last reboot, and no amount of undo/redo would
bring back my changes and I started getting popup errors about the undo
stack being invalid. Unfortunately, I was too panicked to copy these
for you. The letters "NS" figured prominently in the messages.

This lost a *lot* of work, so I felt obligated to report it. I wish I
could give you a better repro and more detail.

Thanks for working on this soon-to-be-great product.
I've appended a note to our bug to track this, <bug://bugs/43690> (Report of undo deleting lots of data [need repro]). We still have no reproducible steps for this, so if anyone that hits it could please try to reproduce it, you can help make OmniFocus more bulletproof. Where bullets are undo. Or something.
CTO, The Omni Group

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