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Mac 10.9.5 Evernote 6


 


I have thousands of notes many of which contain encrypted text. I use the same password for all my encrypted text. Is there a way to temporarily decrypt all of the text BEFORE exporting to HTML? 


 


Thank you for your time and consideration.


 


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Hi.  AFAIK encryption/ decryption only works on a note-by-note basis.  You might be able to search for encrypted notes and use a script of some sort to decrypt and export them - type "encryption:"  - without the quotes but with the colon - in the search box to get a list.  If you forget the search term - In the Left Panel choose:  >Attributes >Contains >Encrypted Text.

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Hi.  AFAIK encryption/ decryption only works on a note-by-note basis.  You might be able to search for encrypted notes and use a script of some sort to decrypt and export them - type "encryption:"  - without the quotes but with the colon - in the search box to get a list.  If you forget the search term - In the Left Panel choose:  >Attributes >Contains >Encrypted Text.

Hi gaz, I used the "encrypted:" search and I'll see if I can get it to work in AppleScript. Is the Attributes feature available in the Mac version?

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Hi.  AFAIK encryption/ decryption only works on a note-by-note basis.  You might be able to search for encrypted notes and use a script of some sort to decrypt and export them - type "encryption:"  - without the quotes but with the colon - in the search box to get a list.  If you forget the search term - In the Left Panel choose:  >Attributes >Contains >Encrypted Text.

Hi gaz, I used the "encrypted:" search and I'll see if I can get it to work in AppleScript. Is the Attributes feature available in the Mac version?

 

 

In the Mac client:

1. Click on the Search field

2. Click on the Add Search Option pulldown menu

3. Select Contains

4. In the second pulldown select Encryption

5. Click the Add button

 

Alternatively if your system language is set to English:

1. Click on the search field

2. Type 'encrypt'

Descriptive Search will suggest “Are you searching for Notes with encryption"

3. Click on the suggestion

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+1 to this request. Or is there some insight on what kind of encryption Evernote uses.

Maybe we can write a script to decrypt it from HTML.

Update - HTML Export of encrypted note contains nothing. Now that sucks.

 

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56 minutes ago, aviaryan said:

+1 to this request. Or is there some insight on what kind of encryption Evernote uses.

Maybe we can write a script to decrypt it from HTML.

Update - HTML Export of encrypted note contains nothing. Now that sucks.

If it was that easy there'd be no point to encryption.  Also downloading notes so they're decrypted seems like an excellent tool to have if you want to browse someone else's account at your leisure. 

Encrypted PDFs could be exported with their notes,  so all you need to do is find all encrypted notes and convert them...

 

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Sorry - I thought you were aiming to export a notebook and decrypt any protected content.  The script is a nice find,  but I tend to use different passwords on individual notes,  and usually save a hint in the note.  Plus I use PDFs because they can include images and other content that Evernote encryption doesn't (didn't) include.

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