I’ve imported all of a large collection of PDF files into DEVONthink (Pro, alpha), using the copy files to the database folder preference setting.
In DEVONthink, they are all nicely organized into a hierarchy of Year:Month:<PDF files>.
For some dumb reason, I thought they would be in the same hierarchy when I do an Open Package of the DTPro database, but I’ve found, to my dismay, that: 1) they are not in a hierarchy; and 2) there doesn’t seem to be any way to export the files, in a hierarchy or not, from DT Pro.
Does anyone know how I can get all the PDF files within my hierarchy out of the Files folder databasae, without individually picking them out by hand, preferably keeping them hierarchically organized?
One kludgy workaround I could do would be to sacrifice the hierarchy upon export (which would make me very sad) and do the following:
- backup the database
- select the hierarchy
- perform repeated ungroups, so all the PDFs I want are in 1 group
- drag the entire huge list of PDF’s to a folder on the Desktop
- restore my database, to get the hierarchy back in the DT Pro database
The downside is that the exported files will be one huge list, instead of organized by Year:Month. Any other ideas?
Christian, any chance that dragging a Group out of DEVONthink can be changed to exporting that entire branch of the database, rather than a useless text file?
Thanks for any tips,
UPDATE: doh, I should have explored the menus more before posting. There is the rather obvious File:Export:Files and Folders option which does exactly what I want, I think, along with a whole bunch of DEVONtech_storage files.
For future reference, what are the DEVONtech_storage files useful for, after exporting?