Using color labels under data

I have used the labels function “Colors” for my folders on bothe DT2 and DT3. I started a new database for 2020 and can’t get the labels to work – it remains grayed out.

How do I get it to work - it helps a lot.


A screen capture of what you’re describing may help.

Note (since it’s unclear from your comment): You should not run DEVONthink 2 and 3 on the same account, on the same machine. At a minimum, you should delete DEVONthink 2.x from the /Applications folder and reboot the machine.

Hi. I’m only using DEVONthink 3, having deleted the older ones a while back. But I have the same question as songdog. I want to label my database with an easy to spot color, the way I can with groups. It helps when I clip to Dt from the web, which I do a lot for research.

PS: My MacBook Air 2013 is running Mojave and is up to date, the update showing on the dock is for Catalina which I don’t want right now.

Thanks for your help and this great product which I use almost constantly. Cheers!

Lee :slight_smile:

Databases don’t support labels but their icon can be customized in the Finder’s Info window.

Welcome @SouthernLady

Thanks for the kind comments! :slight_smile:

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