In my DEVONthink database “Computer” I have a (a few days old) Markdown document with the word xsv (or more in detail `xsv`) in the content. - When searching for xsv in the database DEVONthink 3 didn’t find the document. (DEVONthink however does find it by other words in the content.)
Being perplexed I then created a brand new Markdown document named “Backtick Test” in my DEVONthink Inbox with the following content:
This contains the word `xsv`, or not?
When searching in the Inbox the new document is found as expected.
What’s going on? And what’s the best way to fix this?
The database is a few years old by now, so I tried a Spotlight index rebuild in the Database props of “Computer”, but that doesn’t better things. (I didn’t get any feedback in the log window though, so I don’t know whether the rebuild really happened.)
Next step could be to Rebuikd the daatbase. Should i do this? I am scared I might lose some (meta)data.
Because searching is the main ‘view’ into my data, i.e. the main way to find information. And if the search doesn’t work reliably (or at least if I perceive the search as not working as expected) I start questioning the usefulness of a tool like DEVONthink…
Please don’t think I dislike DEVONthink - I love it and it is much better than any home-grown solutuon would be, but issues like th one discussed here do chip away a tiny bit of the trust I put into the tool…