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Note Info: Edit Date Updated


ciskowitz

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Evernote used to be able to edit the Date Updated in the Note Info, but a few years ago you removed this critically important feature!

Please put it back! We need to be able to edit the Date Updated field in the Note Info screen.  My default sorting of notes is by Date Updated.  I often go back to very old notes and change something minor like the notebook it is in or a tag, but I do not want the Date Updated to be changed!  Now this very old note is clogging up my usually refined list of the latest notes that I'm working on. 

We need to be able to edit the Date Updated field in the Note Info screen. 

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17 minutes ago, ciskowitz said:

Evernote used to be able to edit the Date Updated in the Note Info, but a few years ago you removed this critically important feature!

I agree that it would be logical to allow changing the date updated in the same way that you can change the date created. The ability to change the date created was not in earlier versions of V10 so I think it is entirely possible that EN might reintroduce the ability to edit date updated sometime in the future. I now pretty much use date created all the time and use tags to identify notes I am currenlty working on (e.g. $current)

There is a hack to change the updated date but you may well decide it is too much effort! You need to export the note as an .enex file and then open it with a text editor and manually change the date. Then import. 

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Which gives the update date before the created date which is obviously nonsense! (note that the times have been adjusted from UTC to British Summer Time and are the same as the original note)

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3 minutes ago, Mike P said:

You need to export the note as an .enex file

I have no idea why EN believes I exported this note on 26 August 2022 (current date 26 July 2022). Looking back at other exports it always gets it wrong! Perhaps they are adding one month instead of 1 hour to account for summer time?

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I also appreciated being able to change the update date and time pre v10. I wonder why they have made it non editable, perhaps that field has now become more internal meta-data and it could mess with synchronization or some other internal workings or something like that.

One other work-around to change the update date and time manually (at least for now) is to use the Legacy version. I used to keep Legacy running on the same machine as v10 for just this very purpose but it kind of became too much of a hassle so I've mostly come to terms with not being able to manually edit it (although I'd still love to be able to do it).

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1 hour ago, ciskowitz said:

We need to be able to edit the Date Updated field in the Note Info screen. 

I'm not sure who 'We' are... It isn't me or, probably, many other users. In any case these forums are user to user so you would be better raising this using a support ticket to ensure you get attention from Evernote.

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