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Evernote Classic Links don't work when accessed from other apps on Mac?

Kevin S


Hi all,


I've been trying to link my Evernote notes to Anki (a flashcard app) in order to be able to use spaced repetition, but no success so far. I first read about it here - http://www.screenr.com/FaTH. This will allows you to create a flashcard in Anki which contains a link, and when you click on the link it opens a specific Evernote note.


I'm using the Classic Links so that the note opens within the Evernote Mac app as opposed to in the browser. However, the links do not appear to be working when I paste them in Anki. Interestingly they do work when I paste them directly into Chrome though.


For instance, one of my Classic Links would be



And in Anki I am linking it as follows

<a href="evernote:///view/11556855/s109/d123434d-46c9-442b-ac4a-6dafab850b28/d123434d-46c9-442b-ac4a-6dafab850b29/">Example</a>


I wondered if anyone has come across a similar problem accessing Evernote Classic Links through other apps on Mac? Or is there something I'm doing wrong?


Thanks a lot,


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How do you create the link in Anki?  And is that app installed on the same hard drive that Evernote Desktop boots from?  It looks like Anki is treating the link as a link to a website,  when it is (or should be) a link to a file on the local hard drive.

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Thanks for the reply gazumped.


I create the link using Anki's HTML Editor within a flashcard, and yes the app is installed on the same hard drive as my Evernote app. 


Evernote does open when the link is clicked but its not finding the note

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Some software can't handle file links,  and that may be the case with Anki - you'd have to take that up with them.  You can easily create links between notes by pasting the "evernote:///"  link there,  but in another app you may have to use some specialised HTML.


(From a generic page on HTML)


he URL of a file on the local system is specified in the following format: file:///filepath/filename


Where filepath is the full path to the location of your file (e.g. C:/temp/myfolder/) and filename is the name of the file (e.g. mydoc.txt).

For example, the URL for a file called mydoc.txt located in the temp folder on the C: drive would be:

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