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Hi Team.
I Attach a no. of files on Evernote (Mainly PDF, Excel & Mind Master Mind Map). I am frequently getting the issue similar to those shown in the attachment.
It's OK when the file is read-only you can retry without loosing. But many times the file is editable. The file opens, You edit, and when you click save it shows this error.
This means the changes are lost because even if you save the file as a new file to the attachment directory of evernote, it won't be replicated back to the note .
Please help me resolve the issue
Please check the screenshot. One with Adobe Reader, Another with Mind Master Mind Map.

Anyone can help regarding this issue?

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Thanks in Advance,

Best Regards,

Gaurav

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On 9/28/2020 at 8:30 AM, Kumar Gaurav said:

This means the changes are lost because even if you save the file as a new file to the attachment directory of evernote, it won't be replicated back to the note .

Not 100% sure this is the case.  In my experience when I encrypt a PDF and try to save the file name is enhanced by Adobe which I don't want.  I navigate to the Attachments folder and select the file with the original name of the PDF and save.  The file does get updated back into the EN note. 

Are you saving to the Attachments folder with a different name than when you opened the attachment from the note?

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Hi CaIS,

I have checked it and the changes are not replicated.

The problem is when I open the attachment in the evernote (by double clicking it), then the desktop application is triggered with the file name and path from the evernote attachment directory, but evernote failed to create the file in the first place.

I have checked it by going to the Database/Attachments Directory. Every time I get this error, the file was not present in the expected directory. I assume evernote failed to create the file in that directory and hence the error.

Any help / patch to resolve the issue. It's hampering the consistency of the attachment.

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28 minutes ago, Kumar Gaurav said:

Hi CaIS,

I have checked it and the changes are not replicated.

The problem is when I open the attachment in the evernote (by double clicking it), then the desktop application is triggered with the file name and path from the evernote attachment directory, but evernote failed to create the file in the first place.

I have checked it by going to the Database/Attachments Directory. Every time I get this error, the file was not present in the expected directory. I assume evernote failed to create the file in that directory and hence the error.

Any help / patch to resolve the issue. It's hampering the consistency of the attachment.

The file should NOT be in the Attachments folder.  The Attachments folder is a temporary folder that EN uses when you modify an attachment with its parent program.  The Attachments folder is supposed to be cleaned up after you close the parent program but that does not always happen.  It is good practice to periodically delete everything in the Attachments folder.

I had issues in the past with Excel files that contained pivot tables.  Sometimes EN would change the file name and save that name to the attachment in the note.  That is to say the name of the attachment in the note changed.  Then EN couldn't find the file within itself.  Very weird and not good.  Maybe that is what is happening to you in some form.  You could test by adding a problematic attachment type to a note and editing it.  See what happens to the attachment name in the note.

My solution was to put Excel models with pivot tables in the cloud with a link to the cloud in a note.  I didn't care about indexing the models so no real impact to me, just click a link versus double click an attachment.  There was a plus as I got a better history of the versions of the models.  Not suggesting that would work for you

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