I have too many tags

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While reading the Devonthink manual today, I saw that it said having over 5,000 tags can cause Finder to stop working. I checked Devonthink and saw I have 13,000 tags, which are also synced to show up in Finder. Most of the tags are probably auto-generated by Devonthink and many are meaningless, unreadable tags. Is there any way for me to control the tags?:sob:

See this blog post:

Also, that is not the number of tags. It is the number of individually tagged items.
Select the Tags group of a database and the number of tags is shown in the Information bar provided no tags groups are open at the time, e.g.,…

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Here there are 18 individual tags in this database.

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Which tagging options do or did you use in Preferences > Files > Import? Do you use also use RSS feeds in your databases and the option to convert categories to tags is enabled (see Preferences > RSS)?

yes , i did this

And which ones?