Is there a limit on OCR in Devonthink Pro?

In Finder can you turn on the OCR logging, to do this:

  • Quit DEVONthink3
  • InFinder select the menu Go->Go to Folder, copy and paste the line below and press Go.
  • Copy the attached file to this folder
    OCR.plist (274 Bytes)
  • Restart DEVONthink3

The next time you get the error message can you send a copy of the OCRLog.txt file that will be in the same folder as above.

your instructions are missing the folder name…

Sorry it should be:
~/Library/Application Support/DEVONthink 3/Abbyy

I have the error log, where do you want me to send it?

Please hold the Option key and choose Help > Report Bug to start a support ticket. Add Attn: Alan in the body and attach the log. Thanks.

ok sent. thanks for your help.

I have the same issue … I’d love to see this fixed. I’ll share a log as well if needed. This has been happening for at least year.

Hello everyone,

I too am having this same issue. Didn’t have it on my MBP Intel, but I do have it on my Mac mini M1.


As suggested in the thread, probably best to now send them a support ticket.

Yes, I did, with the log.

Abbyy still has not fixed this issue. 3.7 gives the error after 24 pdfs or so… I am ocr’ing about 1000 pdfs of 100+ pages and it has taken me weeks of finding my process error’d out, quitting DT, restarting the app and the OCR process again. I would have loved to just start OCR’ing and forget about it until it’s done… I know it’s not DevonTech’s fault, but it is really frustrating.

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I can confirm that this is still an issue (Big Sure, m1, 3.72).

If you get this error, quit and restart DEVONthink, this will reset the ABBYY OCR. ABBYY is aware of the issue and we are awaiting the next update from them.

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Can confirm this still happens (Sonoma 14.1.1, m2, DTP3.9.4)

Thanks. Can confirm we’re still waiting on an update too :slight_smile: