Can I un-encrypt a database?

I’m brand new to Devonthink… created a work database and chose to encrypt it.
Would like to know if I can undo that encrypting part.

Thanks in advance.

What do you mean? The database is probably decrypted if you open it with the right password.

If you want to have an unencrypted database in the first place, you probably have to create a new, unencrypted one, open the encrypted database and copy its content to the new one.

Unless Jim has a more straightforward solution?

Welcome @silverlaker

It’s ideal to start off with an encrypted or unencrypted database.

@chrillek’s idea is feasible: create a new database and move items into it.

Alternatively, you can do this…

  1. Quit DEVONthink.
  2. In the Finder, locate the encrypted database, a .dtSparse file.
  3. Change the extension from .dtSparse to .sparseimage.
  4. Double-click the sparseimage file to mount it.
  5. In the mounted image, drag the .dtBase2 file to your ~/Databases folder.
  6. Double-click the database to open it in DEVONthink.

If you do this, you can eject the disk image and delete the sparseimage file.