Has anyone encountered this? I’m trying to create a new database, but when I name it and click Create, I get a system error beep. Also, when I try to navigate to subfolders within my Dropbox folder, I see that all folders are greyed out. However, I am still able to create and save new databases in other non-Dropbox folders, which do not appear as greyed out.
Any thoughts? I can confirm that I am able to create and save new files to the Dropbox folder using other applications.
I didn’t know this was a feature, but I would guess it’s there as a protection measure. Storing databases on Dropbox is not supported due to the potential for data corruption. A search here will turn up many discussions of this over the years, one such post is Bill DeVille’s post at the top of this forum on backup strategies for DEVONthink databases.
I think this was introduced a while ago, but I haven’t tried it, and I didn’t know this is how it would work. I guess an error message of some kind is needed to explain what is happening. But, the end result is the same – don’t do what you are trying to do because you will cause problems for your database. Index the files in Dropbox or use the Dropbox sync support that is built into the app.