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(Archived) Note editor keeps losing my changes.


Ian Donaldson

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Twice now, in the last hour, the editor has discarded all of my changes.

 

I add some text to a new note, make some format changes, then select a different tag to find and copy some additional info, and when I get back to the original note - EVERTHING HAS GONE.

 

TWICE.

 

I even used Ctrl-S to force a save 2nd time - and it still lost my edits! No conflicting Changes, just gone.

 

Incredibly annoying. Where's the damn save button?

 

 

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What version of the client are you using, and would you be able to PM me activity logs? They're under the help menu.

 

Is the note completely missing, or is it just blank? Has the note title changed?

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Version 4.6.4.8136 (268644) Public

 

On Windows

 

It lost my changes again.

 

This doesn't look good, what is it, and why did I get no warning: 

 

15:11:07 [2704] 67% * updateCount: 453 --> 454

15:11:07 [2704] 100% * saved updateCount: 454

15:11:07 [2704] 100% Session terminated normally, elapsed time: 0s

15:11:07 [2704] 100% * sent: 874B, received: 431B

15:11:07 [2704] 100% * 0s (100%) spent in EDAM RPC

15:17:57 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:17:57 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:18:27 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:18:27 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:18:57 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:18:57 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:19:27 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:19:27 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:19:57 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:19:57 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:20:27 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:20:27 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:20:57 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:20:57 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:21:27 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:21:27 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:21:57 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:21:57 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:22:27 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:22:27 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:22:57 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:22:57 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:23:27 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:23:27 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:23:57 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:23:57 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:24:12 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:24:12 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:24:46 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:24:46 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:25:16 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:25:16 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:25:16 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:25:16 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:25:16 [2704] 0% Connecting to www.evernote.com

15:25:16 [2704] 0% * loaded updateCount: 454

15:25:16 [2704] 0% Usage Metrics: sessionCount=1

15:25:16 [2704] 0% Client is up to date with the server, updateCount=454

15:25:16 [2704] 0% * saved updateCount: 454

15:25:16 [2704] 0% Session terminated normally, elapsed time: 0s

15:25:16 [2704] 0% * sent: 156B, received: 80B

15:25:16 [2704] 0% * 0s (100%) spent in EDAM RPC

15:25:46 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:25:46 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:26:16 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:26:16 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:26:25 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:26:25 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:26:43 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:26:43 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:26:50 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:26:50 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:26:50 [2704] 0% Connecting to www.evernote.com

15:26:50 [2704] 0% * loaded updateCount: 454

15:26:51 [2704] 0% Usage Metrics: sessionCount=0

15:26:51 [2704] 0% Client is up to date with the server, updateCount=454

15:26:51 [2704] 0% * saved updateCount: 454

15:26:51 [2704] 0% Session terminated normally, elapsed time: 0s

15:26:51 [2704] 0% * sent: 156B, received: 80B

15:26:51 [2704] 0% * 0s (22%) spent in EDAM RPC

15:27:16 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:27:16 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:27:51 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:27:51 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:28:28 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:28:28 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:28:28 [2724] Can't save note uid=526

15:28:28 [2724] Can't save HTML note content uid=526, error: ITEM_NOT_FOUND

15:28:38 [2724] Can't save note uid=528

15:28:38 [2724] Can't save HTML note content, error: LINK_NOT_FOUND

15:28:38 [2724] Can't save note uid=628

15:28:38 [2724] Can't save HTML note content, error: LINK_NOT_FOUND
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So, once I realized that there was something in the text that evernote absolutely refuses to save, it was pretty easy to isolate. Here is a hexdump of a piece the offending text:

 

 

ian@WST3500EX:~/Documents$ hd evernote_fail.txt 
 
00000000  23 20 6c 73 0a 1b 5b 31  3b 33 34 6d 62 69 6e 1b  |# ls..[1;34mbin.|
00000010  5b 30 6d 20 20 20 20 20  20 20 20 1b 5b 31 3b 33  |[0m        .[1;3|
00000020  34 6d 64 65 76 1b 5b 30  6d 20 20 20 20 20 20 20  |4mdev.[0m       |
00000030  20 1b 5b 31 3b 33 34 6d  69 6e 69 74 72 64 1b 5b  | .[1;34minitrd.[|
00000040  30 6d 20 20 20 20 20 1b  5b 31 3b 33 36 6d 6c 69  |0m     .[1;36mli|
00000050  6e 75 78 72 63 1b 5b 30  6d 20 20 20 20 1b 5b 31  |nuxrc.[0m    .[1|
00000060  3b 33 34 6d 6f 70 74 1b  5b 30 6d 20 20 20 20 20  |;34mopt.[0m     |
00000070  20 20 20 1b 5b 31 3b 33  34 6d 72 6f 6f 74 1b 5b  |   .[1;34mroot.[|
00000080  30 6d 20 20 20 20 20 20  20 1b 5b 31 3b 33 34 6d  |0m       .[1;34m|
00000090  73 79 73 1b 5b 30 6d 20  20 20 20 20 20 20 20 1b  |sys.[0m        .|
000000a0  5b 31 3b 33 34 6d 75 73  72 1b 5b 30 6d 0a        |[1;34musr.[0m.|
000000ae
 
Those 1b's in the text are ESC characters, part of vt100 control-strings output by linux to color the text. Unfortunately, when you paste them into a note, they are completely invisible, give you no warning, but render the note unsaveable. Not good.
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Hmm. Dunno how easily fixable this is -- if you're asking Evernote to filter out control characters, that's one thing -- it probably shouldn't be allowed -- but the control strings themselves are probably not what you're going to want to see in your note text, at a guess. Did you try "Paste as Text", rather than just a plain paste operation?

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