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Deleting Encrypted Data accidentally


mkporayko

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It is very easy to delete notes accidentally with this program. If you have the basic program, you cannot recover your data and it can be lost completely in the free version of the app. When you delete the password entry for the encrypted note, the note is completely deleted without any warning or ability to recover it.  This is a serious design flaw that has not yet been resolved. This is extremely disappointing and should be seriously considered if you are going to use this program for storage of information that you feel will be secure.

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13 hours ago, mkporayko said:

It is very easy to delete notes accidentally with this program.

Any ideas on design changes?
My suggestion is for Evernote to implement a read-only feature to minimize accidental deletion of content

>>If you have the basic program, you cannot recover your data and it can be lost completely in the free version of the app. 

You might want to consider implementing a backup process.
Its easy enough to do on Macs - my process is documented here

My process runs over night so I still run the risk of losing data during the day.
As you mentioned, Evernote has a Note History feature that captures data more frequently.

If you accidently delete a note, it can be recovered from the Trash notebook.

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20 hours ago, mkporayko said:

If you have the basic program, you cannot recover your data and it can be lost completely in the free version of the app.

Same applies for paid versions of the program.  Deleted notes are only recoverable from trash or a backup in all versions.

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I believe that this is a problem when using this app ------ best to use something that at least warns you when information is about to be deleted. It's not like this would be a difficult feature to add to the program.  Too bad.  It should be know that this is a defective app and advertised as such so that more people do not lose their information. The updates had claimed that they fixed this problem, but it is not so! May the user beware.

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1 hour ago, mkporayko said:

I believe that this is a problem when using this app ------ best to use something that at least warns you when information is about to be deleted. It's not like this would be a difficult feature to add to the program.  Too bad.  It should be know that this is a defective app and advertised as such so that more people do not lose their information. The updates had claimed that they fixed this problem, but it is not so! May the user beware.

What problem, and what claims from updates?

If you accidenly deleted a note, why not retrieve it from the Trash

Still not clear on what issue you're reporting - Mac and something about encryption password?

 

 

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I just lost my list of passwords, family member social security numbers, and a bunch of other data I had stored as encrypted content.  I believe I did exactly as noted above.  I inadvertently deleted the password field from the note.  That this happened without the opportunity to confirm is a serious flaw in what I had always considered to be a pretty good app.

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2016 and still not yet resolve?  I also encounter this thing today...  I visited one the site that I need to log in so I look at my evernote to look at the log in information on that site (which is encrypted of course)   and by chance I hit the back space... and it really got deleted..  lucky you can "undo" it (ctrl z).

but the question is what if somebody who happen to play some prank on you and deleted those notes...  

Damn... we need solution here.  

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9 hours ago, keruchan said:

but the question is what if somebody who happen to play some prank on you and deleted those notes...  
Damn... we need solution here. 

I back up my data

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While typing my encryption password, the new iOS app bloody overwrote my encrypted text which happened to be my crypto wallet passphrase.

Any suggestions what can be done?

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14 minutes ago, ranjeev said:

While typing my encryption password, the new iOS app bloody overwrote my encrypted text which happened to be my crypto wallet passphrase.

Any suggestions what can be done?

This happened before the new IOS app.  If you start typing before the enter password dialogue opens you will type over the encryption.  This may have happened to you.

As a premium subscriber you can use note history to retrieve a previous version of the note via the desktop app.

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Nope, I am sure that’s a bug and not a feature. To reproduce

Step 1. Tap on the encrypted text 

Step 2. Password prompt appears (the bug - focus is not on the text entry)

Step 3. Start typing your password 

Step 4. You realise password not registered, tap on the password entry box

Step 5. Too late, encryption text disappears

 

 I experienced this twice, plus the new iOS app slow performance is a real bummer.

Been with Evernote since Jan 2009.

 

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