I never intended my first post to be a plea for help, but here I am.
Since late 2007, I have been keeping a series of notes for a book project in DevonNote. At last glance, there were about 150 notes stored in .rtf format, covering some 40,000 words. Opening DevonNote 1.9.13 (Intel iMac, OS X 10.5.2) for the first time in about 4 weeks (teaching has kept me away from my project), many strange things are occurring:
- The usual DevonNote start up screen does not appear.
- The usual database window does not open.
- Almost all items in the File, Edit, Data, etc. menus are grayed out (including Verify & Repair and all the other ones one might invoke in a situation like this).
- Selecting About DevonNote fails to bring up the About screen.
Poking around on my hard drive, I find that my notes seem to have been preserved in ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/DevonNote. DevonNote cannot open them, but TextEdit can.
What must I do to make DevonNote function properly and rediscover my data?
Any and all advice much appreciated…