Hi Everyone, I have a few Indexed DT databases for files/folders in Dropbox. I recently upgraded my Dropbox account and in the process, the names/locations of all my files and folders within Dropbox have changed. The folder structure within the highest level folder remain unchanged.
Is there a way I can easily and quickly re-direct my DT databases to the correct location/newly-named folder (can I do this at the highest level folder or do I have to do it for each folder?) or do I have to build a new database?
It’s puzzling why upgrading Dropbox that the files/folders on your local machine would change. I assume Dropbox made that change, but why?
That being said, read in the outstanding “DEVONthink Handbook” how to delete an outdated index and then index the new files/folders.
Make sure your local DEVONthink folders are set for “offline”.
Yup, Dropbox made the change. SOOO dumb and a PITA for me.
Ugh and grrrrr…
What kind of upgrade did you do on Dropbox?
I went from Personal to Business. So lame!!
What did the file paths change to, if you know?
I think they just renamed the outer Dropbox folder to “Dropbox (Personal)”. Everything else is the same.
You think if I change the name back to the old name it will work or do I have to build a new DB?
I dunno. never tried. but i cannot think that reindexing is going to be that hard is it? maybe i am missing something.
I’d leave the name alone as who knows if it will break something for Dropbox.
Select the indexed parent group in DEVONthink.
Open the Tools > Inspectors > Info inspector.
Click the flyout triangle next to the Path field and choose Select.
Select the new location in the dialog to redirect the indexed locations.
PS: This was covered in a blog post in the last few months.
Thanks. I followed that path but “Info” is greyed out (Generic & Custom are not greyed out).
My issue with re-indexing, although very easy (even for me) is that I suspect I’ll lose all the links I created in that DB.
Info is the section. Open the Generic inspector.
Ah… yes. new ground for me.