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Confirm or be able to undo deletion of tags!



I believe organization of notes by tag is one of the most important features of Evernote.  

But if you select a tag, and then hover the mouse over a note that you want to delete, and press the delete key, the entire tag disappears, and the organization of potentially hundreds of notes is apparently lost forever!!!   

I've searched and haven't found a way to recover from this.   Especially if changes are instantly sync'ed to other platforms (which is generally an extremely useful feature), and if the tag assignments are changing so frequently such that a backup from hours ago wouldn't help...

This has happened multiple times to me now, and I know of no way to protect against it other than to never delete a note!   And it makes using Evernote a much less productive and enjoyable experience...

Is there any chance that either:

1)There be a confirmation dialog if trying to delete a tag that multiple notes are assigned to

2) There be a way to undo or recover from the deletion of a tag

Thanks for any consideration of this,




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Hi.  If you are selecting a tag from the left panel to see a list of notes,  then just 'hovering over' a note to delete it,  you in fact,  (and as you already know) still have that tag selected,  which is why it goes away. 

You need to select the note you wish to delete before doing so.  Agreed there is no coming back from an account-wide tag deletion - there's no 'trash' notebook for tags,  and no easy way (AFAIK) to step back...  but in a similar situation I'd be inclined to try Ctrl-Z (undo) frantically / and -if that didn't work- kill my network connection,  rename my database and recreate the whole thing from the (hopefully unaltered) server copy.  Backups are good,  too.

I'd suggest also that you select notes by searches saved as shortcuts rather than using the left panel.  That's my normal habit,  and I genuinely haven't lost a tag I didn't mean to delete in 10 years.

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1 hour ago, gazumped said:

Agreed there is no coming back from an account-wide tag deletion - there's no 'trash' notebook for tags,  and no easy way (AFAIK) to step back.

Said with Young Frankenstein level drama - "Oh but only if tags were actually data and Updated time was adjusted for tag changes" ....  but he doth wish for too much.  🙁

Sorry for the digression, but this is a pet peeve of mine having on more than one occasion had a DAA with a tag or two.  And one of the sillier esoteric arguments in which  I have ever participated, are tags data or not In the EN world.

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