I exported a folder (Health) with files from a large DTP1 ‘Information’ database.
Then opened new DTP1 ‘Health’ database for those files and imported them.
All seemed fine.
I deleted exported folder.
I deleted files from original large DTP1 database.
I did the ‘Backup and Optimize’ and then closed DTP1 db.
I emptied trash.
Set computer to Sleep.
I opened DTP1 – no DTP1 ‘Health’ db.
I searched hd.
found files in Library/Cache/Metadata/DEVONthink Pro/(numbers)-Health/(string of numbers).dtp1
Mouse Right click on one of the files shows actual/original name of file among other options.
When I try to import nothing happens.
Same for drag and drop.
When I try to open file with DTP1 nothing happens.
When I open in Text Edit the basic info is there.
Files were pdf, rtf, internet …
I have exported and imported once before and it worked fine.
I don’t know what went wrong this time or how this happened.
How to get these files back into db?
Thank you for your response.
I downloaded EasyFind (wow! that’s quick!) but the original Health DB is not there.
(I’d created another one Tuesday morning to import the ‘cache’ files when I found them)
I was about to post the following when discovered your post so tried that first…
I’ve been using DT for several years and while I ‘Backup& Optimize’ all the time, I don’t recall ever needing to restore and so I think of it as optimizing and keeping things neat, orderly and running smoothly on the drive. DUH.
This evening I discovered the DTP History file. I found and exported files added since yesterday (showed me which ones and right where I’d filed ‘em – very cool) and automatically did the backup and optimize thing. Then went to Restore Backup from yesterday and discovered I had it set to save last 3 backups.
That would be the one I just did, the one earlier after exporting another file to see if it would export ok and the one after deleting the ‘Health’ files yesterday.
I presume the next one (now the 4th one & no longer available) would have had the lost files in it. ?
Any other options. ?
Thanks very much for your help.
And thanks to all at DEVONtech for great software!