Did what you suggested – and closed DT3 after removing from sidebar. Reopened DT3, and could now select the “global inbox” as a plug-in, which I did – and it was reinstalled. Copied out what was in there, to my desktop, then re-copied back into the Finder Inbox – and still none of these “new” files visible in DT3.
However, the giant elephant in the room that I now realise I should have mentioned:
Each time I open DT3, I am given an error message on the “Initial Verification: Inbox.dtBase2”, with the sub-message reading that DT3 has “[f]ound 1 major file errors”, and I must “[p]lease restore the last backup or rebuild the database and verify the contents afterwards!”.
Rebuilding makes no improvement. All my existing files appear to be there, but as mentioned, the new ones aren’t appearing.
As a further aside: When I transferred from the old MBP – I navigated to the ~Library/Devonthink3 folder, copied it in its entirety, navigated to the same folder on the new MBP, and hit paste. So I effectively copied over the “still new” folder on the new MBP, with whatever I had copied in that directory from the old. Not sure if this might be contributing?
I think if i were in your current situation i would uninstall DEVOnthink and then reinstall. simpler than piecemeal repairs. then copy the databases (if not already there, preferably in a sub folder of your user folder and not under ~/Library.).
It’s possible you have a problem with the preferences file.
I’m on the road at the moment or I would post instructions on how to trash the preferences. I think trying to type it while I drive would not only be illegal but insane – LOL
Just to confirm – rebuilding the preferences file, will this set everything back to “default”?
Will keep the Prefs file on my Desktop as backup – just want to understand if this puts everything back as it was, as per a “fresh” install?
I followed the instructions in that post quoted above.
Think I managed to do as suggested.
Stopped syncing old DT3. Installed DT3 on new Mac. Copied DB’s in existing file/folder structure across. Copied the entire container directory (to bring the settings, preferences and inbox over), then started DT3 again. Verified. Checked. Switched on sync.
All appears to be working. 89 odd files not syncing across from DTTG — not sure what that is about, and if related. All other DB’s working aa expected, with no errors. Just the Global Inbox causing issues.