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0011422Dwarf FortressDwarf Mode -- Reclaimpublic2020-02-26 15:522020-03-01 11:51
highmajorhave not tried
0011422: Upon reclaiming previous fortress, items are scattered everywhere
Upon reclaiming an abandoned fortress, I noticed that the items that were previously present were scattered everywhere. And I do mean EVERYWHERE - things from stockpiles near the surface were somehow thrown into the deep caverns (though not any area I hadn't reached yet).
1. Abandon a fort to ruin
2. Reclaim it
3. Watch as your items end up quite literally everywhere
I did abandon the fortress originally during a siege.
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related to 0000621confirmed Footkerchief On reclaim, contents of barrels drop to the ground. 
Issue History
2020-02-26 15:52mrmagolorNew Issue
2020-02-26 18:54LociRelationship addedrelated to 0000621
2020-02-28 18:33SammyLiimexNote Added: 0040265
2020-03-01 11:51AngelicosPhosphorosNote Added: 0040281

2020-02-28 18:33   
I think this is intended, at least its always worked this way.
2020-03-01 11:51   
If you want to change this behaviour, you can make fortress `lair` using DFHack.