Installed DT3 on new computer but now can't find database on old or new computer

I’m relatively new to DT3. I was using DT3 on an older MacBookPro. Just one database. After installing DT3 on a new MBP, I was following instructions for migration, but cannot find any “dtBase2” database files on the old (or new) laptop. I may have or may not have de-activated the license on the old MBP before looking. Am I missing something? Could the database have disappeared?
(Note: I would not have encrypted the database, and I cannot find a “dtSparse” either.)

Was this database created by you or maybe just the global inbox?

I was wondering about that. I was new to DT3 when I set it up and can’t quite remember. It may well be everything is/was in a global inbox. That said, when I launch the older instance of DT3 on the older laptop, the inbox is empty (although I removed the license and replaced the license in the meantime).

I do have TimeMachine backups, in principle, if the solution is to recover a previous version of Inbox.dtBase2 (though not sure how to search the hidden “Library” in this case.)



  1. In the Finder, select the ​Go ​menu while holding the ​Option key​, then choose ​Library​.
  2. Go into the Application Support/DEVONthink 3 directory.
  3. The Inbox.dtBase2 file is there.

Thanks. Didn’t think to do that before I opened TimeMachine.
Found the old file and recovered what I needed.
Problem solved.

Excellent! :slight_smile: