Useless .enex imported file of all my notes and still need to sync from scratch! in Evernote General Discussions Posted April 1 15 hours ago, DTLow said: This is a limitation of the enex export; it does not include notebook details To preserve notebook assignment, use separate exports for each notebook Also, The export does not include note-id The import creates new notes The best practice is to simply log into your account The sync process will restore your local notes database from the server (except for Local Notebooks) It's too bad the exported/imported file doesn't include the notebooks details and note-IDs. Export notebooks could be a good idea to import one by one instead of a mixed confusing single file. After this experience, I agree with live sync to restore the notes. It's a better than .enex method for me. Fortunately, my notes are simple, light notes of webpages, not media like audio or video, and didn't take too much, even with my low-speed connection! 11 hours ago, CalS said: You have to export and import by notebook for this to work. Mostly useful as a backup, particularly for local notebooks in the legacy version. Can be used for a fresh start but download is safer, even if it does take longer. Yes, download and sync is safer and better.