I have a database with a
.sparseimage extension. Initially it has a
.dtSparse extension, but then when I CMD-O to open the file, it turns into a
.sparseimage for some reason.
In any case, it seems to open as a drive I can see in my Finder.app, and in there I see a
Despite all this, the database doesn’t open. Could someone help me debug / figure out what’s going on + how I can access my files + this database?
P.S. If this is the wrong place to send this query, happy to post it elsewhere as well!
That is normal and intended behaviour.
…ah, I can see Jim writing, so I’ll just pause for a moment and see what happens
This is the correct and intended behavior.
The file should be a .dtSparse file when closed. What happens when you double-click the .dtSparse file?
Echo… echo… ech… ec…
Nothing. It switches to DevonThink and it makes the animation that a file is being opened, and then there is nothing. It doesn’t show up in the “Open Databases” or anything. It is a large database, but I opened up a database of equivalent size and that was up and running within a minute or so (albeit indexing voraciously).
What is reported in Window > Log?
Nothing. There’s nothing there. I.e. it’s empty.
Please open a support ticket using our Help > Report Bug command while the Option key is held.