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  1. Doesn't work for me either. Same problem - the YouTube clip window is simply blank. Does Evernote ever fix anything?
  2. I’m afraid jbenson2 has it right. I don’t like being a curmudgeon, but there is a ton of incorrect information and bad advice being promulgated in this thread, much of it from people listed as “guru.” One would think they should know better. First and foremost, I consider all solutions that sync across the Internet to be vulnerable in today’s climate. This includes public cloud and private cloud backup systems. One popular brand’s NAS was hit particularly hard with ransomware a few years ago, though generally I regard public clouds to be more vulnerable because they are targets
  3. Agreed, small price to pay for an unlikely occurrence. Then again, disk corruption, fire, and other data destroyers are also unlikely occurrences (assuming one is smart enough to buy a new hard drive before the old one inevitably dies). In 40 years of doing this kind of work, I've had to use client backups only twice (not counting moving data to new equipment as part of an equipment refresh.) In truth, before the age of automated online backups and cheap SOHO or department level NAS backups, week-old backup data was normal for all but the most critical functions such as financial transactio
  4. I think we all use the Evernote server to set up a new machine or "restore" an existing database. My concern is what happens if the Evernote server becomes corrupted. What if some bit of ransomware manages to figure out, either by infecting your computer or by direct attack on the Evernote server, how to encrypt all your notes? Let's say the bad guys manage to encrypt your notes locally via the Evernote API and then those notes sync to the server. How can one recover without paying the ransom? The current defense against ransomware is to have offline backups which they can't touch. Ye
  5. Your method involves significant ongoing manual labor to remain prepared for a disaster that may never happen. I much prefer automated backups which require no ongoing labor or mindshare. (You obviously don't deal with users - it's just about axiomatic that manual backup procedures fail to be executed regularly, resulting in inadequate protection.) Should disaster strike, the extra steps that I will need to take are minor in comparison to the significant wasted effort that your method entails. And, umm, BTW, it turns out that the method I proposed is suggested by Evernote themselves. See
  6. Thanks for the responses, but it still isn't clear what, if anything, can be done with a clean copy of my local Evernote files. If need be, one can get around the sync problem by disconnecting from the Internet, if only temporarily. One could load the saved clean copy, export the notes, connect to the Internet, delete the account, then import the previously exported notes. Saves the hassle of manually exporting the notes every few weeks for backup purposes. Just include the Evernote files in your automated backup procedure and you are good to go. What neither of you have said is how one g
  7. We are in the process of hardening our backup systems against emerging threats, one of which is ransomware. The problem with ransomware is that many backup systems will see a ransomware encryption of a file as a legitimate change to the file, and will happily back up the (now unusable) file, overwriting the good copy. I am not sure if anything like that can happen to Evernote, but I would hate to have a ransomware attack encrypt my notes, then have those encrypted notes sync to the Evernote servers. In both Windows and OSX there is a local copy of the Evernote files. Will making an off
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