I have 10GB of data placed by DEVONthink in a “DEVONthink” folder deep in Mobile Documents. I have cleaned the iCloud (CloudKit) sync location. No databases are selected for sync. I have removed all databases from DEVONthink to Go on the three mobile devices that were syncing. I have cleared out all documents and tags from the Global Inbox. There should be nothing in that “DEVONthink” folder in Mobile Documents, but it keeps persisting. The source databases that were formerly used synced are all located in Documents on the desktop and have never been stored anywhere but there.
Will anything bad happen to my remaining DEVONthink databases / data on the desktop if I just delete that folder from Mobile documents?
If the sync data is still on Apple’s servers, iCloud processes can download this data to your machine at its whim.
Go into System Preferences > Apple ID> iCloud and click the Manage button. Select DEVONthink To Go, the press the button to delete the documents.
This won’t happen instantly but iCloud should clean out the sync data in Apple’s servers.
Thank you, Jim. It’s frustrating how poorly Apple designed its interfaces for iCloud with lack of end-user clarity. I’ve tried your advice, and that panel reported “error” when I tried to delete the DEVONthink data. I’ll try again a few times.