Last night I quit DevonThink and then put the machine to sleep. Problem was, DevonThink was taking its own sweet time doing some optimizing, and after 30 seconds when I slept the machine, DevonThink was still chugging along. So effectively I shut it down in the middle of the optimization (oops, I noticed after I hit sleep and uttered some bad words This morning I had to force quit DevonThink because it hung when I slept the machine.
At any rate, this morning, now all PDFs show up as a “PDF” icon, rather than a preview. I did a database repair earlier and saw something like “20,000 in memory errors.” To try and regain the previews, I did a database rebuild (which exports and re-imports), and it worked for SOME of the icons, but not all of them. Also, a few of my files were lost from the database (they’re still in the “files” folder, but I had to re-drag them to DevonThink), so it appears I’ve done a decent “oops”
Maybe I’ll restore from a backup… any other way to regain the preview information?