Today I accidentally deleted a pdf within a note. Not the note itself.
O, no problem I thought, it must be in the trash bin. But no. Seemingly such a partial change of a note is just thrown away.
As I take regular backups, it is basically not a problem to find it in a backup. But rather than importing several GB's of data (which would also eat several months of upload quota - I'm premium), so how to extract a single pdf from an Enex file?
Are there other possibilities to open enex other than using the Evernote client?
First, yes, note changes do not go to the trash. Only when you delete the note.
Second, there are a couple of ways to do this. If you are a premium user, check the note history. (Easiest) Note history is taken once every ~ eight hours. So if the correct note was synced on the EN servers for at least that long, there should be a copy in the note history.
Have you sync'd? If not, try the web client. If the PDF is still there, you can try opening it & saving a new copy to your hard drive. Or you could try simply changing the note on the web client, so it's now considered the 'latest change'. Then sync the Windows desktop I would probably save the PDF to my hard drive & then change the note (by adding a line feed or space to the note itself) & sync. This way, if the sync removes the PDF from the note on the web client, you still have the hard copy of the PDF on your hard drive.
OR...if the PDF in the note still resides on the EN servers, you can try emailing it to yourself.
If you're not premium, you can switch out your live database on your Windows desktop (be sure to backup your live database first!), select the note, export to enex. Revert back to your live database & import the enex. You can then merge the two notes. IMO, this is easier than trying to simply export a PDF from the note itself.