jshanker 30 Posted August 11, 2014 Share Posted August 11, 2014 I struggled with how best to describe this in the title since the problem seems unusually complex. I am a Premium EN user running EN Windows on ~5 computers and Android on 3 devices. I have about 3500 notes. A couple of days ago I searched for a note on the laptop and could not find it. It's a note I use regularly so I knew it existed, but could not find it. I then searched for it on my desktop and found it. I date-sorted the laptop to see if I could find it in the same squence. Instead I found an UNTITLED NOTE in its place in the sequence -- same creation date, same modified date, same tags, but no title and no body. Needless to say I was alarmed. I've since worked to understand and address the problem and here's what I've found: There are more than a dozen such "selectively blank" notes I've identified, with the following characteristics:Every computer is host of at least one untitled note Every computer is the host of at least one "real note" that is blank/untitled elsewhere (i.e. no device is immune from the problem, no device is the sole source) Modifying the "real note" on a device will then sync it correctly to the devices having a "blank note" Modifying the body, title or tag of a "blank note" on a device will then overwrite everything about the note on the device that has good data In some cases the "blank note" still has the correct title, but no body, and still shows as zero bytes (maybe titles don't count toward bytes?)Initially I thought that the blank notes only appeared on the laptop and I was going to wipe EN off it and reinstall, but now that I've found blank notes on other platforms I'm concerned that some note may exist ONLY on the laptop and I'm stuck with identifying each one, manually updating it on a good platform and then syncing it. The larger problem of course is that this has shaken my faith in a tool that I love. Can anyone help my understand how this happens, how best to fix it and how to prevent it in the future? Is there any sort of "thorough sync" that can be run manually to check for this type of inconsistency note by note? I sync all devices frequently and I'm at your disposal to answer any other context questions that would be helpful. Thanks! --Jason Link to comment
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