Using Moodle 2.2.4, upgraded from 1.9.16.
I am trying desperately to understand exactly how legacy files works so that I can resolve some issues as well as explain it to our faculty. However, everytime I think I've found an answer, it's proven wrong.
In one message I found, along the way, it was stated that any USED files in legacy files folder would be transferred to the new moodle system and the only files remaining would be UNUSED files. Sounded good, but doesn't seem to be true.
I've read and re-read this page on Legacy Course Files for version 2.2 and it is incomplete, with a lot of 'non-commital' answers like "seems to be the case," and "unclear." This 2.4 version of the page has a very useful question, but leaves it unanswered! (What happens to the Legacy files in a course imported from 1.9 to 2.x that is re-imported into another 2.x?)
I have found that when a MANAGER, at a category level restores or imports a course with legacy files, the legacy files don't transfer and the links are broken. However, when I do this as an administrator, this works. Why? How can I change it so that I don't have to do all the restores that could be done by perfectly capable managers?
Can anyone please point me to a complete explanation on Legacy files and what's going on?