The steps I gave do empty the contents of the .txt or .rtf or ,html file on my system. Are you sure it is not a .doc or .pdf file? Video I made showing how I do it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j20_wbGOod8 The video shows 4 files, .txt, .rtf, .html and .docx, all but the dock file import as an actual note not an attachment. Good stuff. Thanks a ton. Follow on question: After import by drag-n-drop, they come in with today's data/time as both the create and update dates on the file. Anyway to have the newly created Evernote read in the create and last mod date on the original file?