Database already in use

I’m sure this is someplace else on the board (or in documentation), but I changed laptops and when I try to open my dbase I get the error message “Database already in use” and it won’t open. Help?!

A possible cause is that the database was copied while it was open. The copy will, therefore, display the “in use” message when the copy is accessed. As a copy made of an open database can be damaged, it may fail to open.

Suggestion: Send a message to Support describing the issue. Please specify which edition of DEVONthink you are using. We can then walk you through a procedure tha will likely recover you data.