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Location of Evernote Data Folder for EN Mac

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Location of Evernote Data Folder for EN Mac

To locate your Evernote Data folder for your account,
goto Evernote > About Evernote, and HOLD down the OPT key
to get a link to “Open database folder”:


  1. Click on this link to open the Mac Finder to this folder
  2. The Finder is showing the EN data folder for the current EN account that you are logged in to on your Mac
  3. The top level Evernote folder, which is up a few levels, is:  “com.evernote.Evernote”.
  4. For the Direct D/L version, the Parent Folder is:  ~Library:Application Support
  5. For the App Store version, there are apparently two top level folders that would need to be replaced if doing a restore from backup:
    1. ~/Library/Containers/com.evernote.Evernote
    2. ~/Library/Containers/com.evernote.EvernoteHelper

Note that, unlike EN Win, EN Mac stores its data in a combination of SQLite database and files/folders.

Use the top level Evernote folder for backup purposes.

Edited by JMichaelTX
Added location for App Store version
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11 minutes ago, Larry G said:

I believe this is outdated info.  I just tried opening the About Evernote screen on my mac and there was no "Open database folder" link.

Did you hold down the option key

Also, which version of Evernote are you using

The menu location changed in 6.12


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Thank you, both!  You are right DTLow, I needed to also hit the Option key.  I had overlooked that.  As soon as I did so I saw the link to the database folder, and also I see I have 6.11 installed, so I need to upgrade to 6.12 and then this will all be moot, since the link will now be in a new place, but bravo to Evernote for making things more consistent!


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This thread is about EN legacy.

The method won’t work with v10.

There are 2 possible locations with v10, one for the direct download, one for the AppStore version. For both you must enable viewing hidden folders.

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