.DS_Store ... Is it OK to delete inside of indexed folders/groups?

My apologies for what might be a stupid question, but will it cause problems in DEVONthink if I delete the .DS_Store files in my indexed folders/groups?

I need to address an issue in Finder, and have had to resort to this solution in the past, but that was before I started using DEVONthink. In any case, I just wanted to make sure that if I delete them that I wasn’t going to be setting off a timebomb in DEVONthink. Thanks for your help!

I would not suggest deleting those files in indexed locations.

@BLUEFROG Thanks for getting back to me.

Are you saying that you wouldn’t recommend deleting the .DS_Store files for reasons that relate DEVONthink?

I’m familiar with its effects in Finder, but am unclear about how DEVONthink may/not use this information. Thanks for your help!

This file isn’t required by DEVONthink, it’s a hidden storage of the Finder. But deleting it might remove Finder comments and customized icons of items in this folder.

Got it! Thanks a ton @cgrunenberg