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FoxTrot & DevonThink Pro [message #443] Tue, 15 November 2016 11:26 Go to next message
Gilles Guerin
Messages: 2
Registered: November 2016
Junior Member
Good morning

I am keen to use FoxTrot, but I have a one and only task for him, to dig
into my DevonThink Pro (DTP) database.


Saw the post from sgmiller2/nov 14, but if I rename the ‘Files.noindex’
folder into ‘Files’, DTP does not show any more notes…


I do not take the point.


Could somebody clearly explain how to precisely configure FoxTrot to search
only in DTP database without preventing DTP to work (ie that I can still
read and work on notes)


Thanks beforehand.

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Re: FoxTrot & DevonThink Pro [message #444 is a reply to message #443] Tue, 15 November 2016 19:36 Go to previous messageGo to next message
FoxTrot Engineering
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Registered: April 2020
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Gilles Guerin wrote:

> I am keen to use FoxTrot, but I have a one and only task for him, to dig
> into my DevonThink Pro (DTP) database.
>
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> Saw the post from sgmiller2/nov 14, but if I rename the ‘Files.noindex’
> folder into ‘Files’, DTP does not show any more notes…

Spotlight does not index files in folders whose name ends with ".noindex", and FoxTrot does this as well. However, if you directly add a folder with such a name in the list of folders to index (instead, or in addition, to indexing a parent folder), then FoxTrot will always index its contents. It is no longer necessary to rename the folder and to create a symlink.

Jérôme - CTM Engineering


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Re: FoxTrot & DevonThink Pro [message #445 is a reply to message #443] Tue, 15 November 2016 20:21 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pol slab
Messages: 4
Registered: March 2015
Junior Member
A less risky option is to add ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/DEVONthink Pro 2 to
the list of folders to index.
Re: FoxTrot & DevonThink Pro [message #446 is a reply to message #443] Tue, 15 November 2016 20:35 Go to previous messageGo to next message
pol slab
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Registered: March 2015
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A no risk option for DevonThink's database integrity is to add
~/Library/Caches/Metadata/DEVONthink Pro 2 to the list of folders to index.
Re: FoxTrot & DevonThink Pro [message #447 is a reply to message #446] Wed, 16 November 2016 14:41 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Gilles Guerin
Messages: 2
Registered: November 2016
Junior Member
Thanks, it works well.

Le mardi 15 novembre 2016 20:35:06 UTC+1, pol slab a écrit :
>
> A no risk option for DevonThink's database integrity is to add
> ~/Library/Caches/Metadata/DEVONthink Pro 2 to the list of folders to index.
>
Re: FoxTrot & DevonThink Pro [message #448 is a reply to message #447] Thu, 17 November 2016 00:49 Go to previous message
pol slab
Messages: 4
Registered: March 2015
Junior Member
The problem is that DevonThink's tags do not become Apple tags, and
therefore are not available in Foxtrot or any other app. This would be a
feature request for DevonThink.
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