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jimbee

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  1. It's understandable that by saying "backup" one is referring to saving data in a particular program's proprietary format (EN, Excel, InDesign etc.) that could potentially be used at some future date to restore data. Although I do perform such backups regularly, I also want a way to output notes to a format that can be read outside of EN-- including unencrypted material. A paper, hard copy even that can be safely stored and accessed by family members who don't use EN (as one example).
  2. I've been using EN for a long while. Initially I just was saving personal notes that had no security implications. Various clips from the www, bookmarks, and such. Over time I began to use more for things like website logins to store names/passwords. For "public" kinds of sites-- forums, news, vendors, etc. I wasn't that concerned about security. I'm now at a point where I actually do have some notes containing much more sensitive information such as CCard sites and banks. At that point I began encrypting all of that information but I have to admit I never took an in-depth look at how "secure" EN's security is. A number of users here seem to express considerable concern when it comes to EN's security, questioning how vulnerable one's notes might actually be. Obviously I'll need to take a closer look and make a determination as to whether any risk is worth the convenience. Risk aside, it is very convenient having one's information available on multiple platforms. But...
  3. Yep, we're pretty much on the same page when it comes to effort vs. reward with respect to data management. When the old stuff does "leap out at me" it's like looking at a time machine in some respects. Sometimes pleasant, other times almost frightening. 😄
  4. Hmmm... that doesn't seem to work for me. Perhaps I'm missing something?
  5. Sounds like a good approach. Don't want to go that route myself hence looking for a way to export encrypted notes. Might not be possible I guess... I've been using EN for many years and one of these days (famous last words) I need to sit down and go through all my notebooks that contain notes that have long since become useless.
  6. Apologies if this has been discussed but couldn't find a solution by searching... I have around 900 notes and probably at least 10% of them contained encrypted information. What I want to do is to create a backup of all notes, but when I do that via .html e.g. the encrypted notes remain encrypted. Is there any way to export notes and "unencrypt" notes?
  7. Would uninstalling completely from my desktop and reinstalling be likely to fix anything?
  8. Yeah, I've done numerous tests with all devices. All works as expected with respect to all devices except when making any edits on the desktop. Those edits don't appear on any devices when I manually sync but it will update any info created on the other devices and overwrite what I did on the desktop. But to you point "Does the PC indicate the note is sync'd" there is a red exclamation point when I manually sync from the PC. If I close/reopen EN it goes away. I had not given that much thought as I asked about that previously and seem to remember it wasn't necessarily a problem. But looking at it again in light of my current situation perhaps this red exclamation point is indeed significant and indicative of an issue?
  9. Hardly a stupid question as that's not beyond the realm of possibility when it comes to something I might do. But in this case, I have only ever had this one EN account.
  10. Ok, finally getting back to looking into this problem... Thanks much for all the input with regard to what the cause might be and possible solution for my syncing issues. It seems EN has upset a number of users with it's "forced" upgrade policy. I can well understand and relate to the reaction. In my case I only use EN at a very basic level. Pretty much as a random note taker where I store things like www addresses, logins, etc. Nonetheless a very important tool I pay for. I've gone ahead and updated EN on my PC but it's still not working. I'm finding that I can open/edit/create notes on my phone, tablet or in www view and the sync works exactly as it should. However nothing I do on my desktop version syncs to any of my other devices. In face, any edits I've made on the phone/tablet/www site overwrite any edits I make on the desktop version. It's as if the desktop version can read but not write anything. I've looked at all the settings and can't find anything that could be the cause. Admittedly far from a power user so perhaps I'm just missing something obvious?
  11. I make an edit on my computer e.g. then sync all devices but the updated information does not appear on any of the other devices (phone/tablet). Worked fine until lately now it's something of a mess with unsynced data. Any ideas where to start looking?
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