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How to Delete Tags in Bulk All At Once


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I don't know when it started, but at some point Evernote started tagging my clips automatically based on the text in the content being clipped.  I searched the forums and found how to turn this "feature" off so it wont' do it anymore, but now I'm stuck with HUNDREDS of one-word tags cluttering my tags list and would like to get rid of them. To solve the problem,

  1. I click on the icon for TAGS in the left sidebar, which brought up the whole list of tags.
  2. I then did a CTRL-A (on a PC) to select all of the tags
  3. I held down the CTRL key and clicked to de-select any tags I wanted to keep. I had to scroll to the right several times to get through the list because there were so many tags. 
  4. It was pretty easy to quickly see which ones were auto-generated without reading all the tags because the auto-generated tags usually had a (1) or (2) next to them indicating how many times the tag is being used.  The tags I created myself were used more than once.  
  5. Once I had selected the tags I wanted to delete, I clicked the Delete key on my keyword.  You could also right-click and select Delete from the context menu

Hope this helps someone else who finds they have accumulated a lot of unwanted tags.


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