I Cmd-Opt-dragged a folder into a DT database, just wanting to remember the folder location for future work. The folder has lots of folders and files in its hierarchy, so DEVONthink began indexing. It was going to take too long, so I hit the “x” to cancel it. Worked fine.
The partially-indexed folder was in my database, so I selected it so I could remove it. On doing so, DT started indexing it again. But now the index progress box did not offer a cancellation option. So DT was locked with a spinning beach ball for an annoying amount of time as it indexed. Cmd-. (a standard “stop” shortcut) had no effect.
I would like to always be able to cancel an indexing operation. Is there a way? If not, please consider adding it (i.e., just using the same code as for the initial indexing operation).
Finally, if there’s a way to save just a folder path (without indexing), please let me know. For some projects, I just want to keep some notes in DT and a link to where in the filesystem I can find a folder containing lots of resources. I don’t anticipate searching those, I just want to remember where they are.