I want to better organize my files in my folders. So as not to have duplicate files I thought I’d create file shortcuts (links) to files or symlinks (I understand the difference between a regular link and a symlink, but not if this would impact the macOS differently). This brings me to ask you three related questions:
1.) Is it a good idea to create links to files or folders from other folders in this case (i.e., reduce duplicates)
2.) If yes, what’s better a shortcut (link) or symlink? And why?
3.) Can I use automator (or some other Apple process, no third-party apps) to do what you recommend?
As stated I want to do two things, reduce duplicate files (especially of large downloaded reports) and overall help me have a better organized file system.