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  1. When I’m on my Mac, I cut and paste into Text Editor first (to convert it to plain text), and then into Evernote and that seems to eliminate all of the html. When I’m on iOS, I utilize the “Plain Text Paste” app which is really easy to use. If you keep the app open while you’re cutting and pasting, it’s an automated process meaning you can copy the text and then pasted directly into Evernote and the html will be stripped. I am hoping the new Evernote apps have this feature built in though
  2. I have worked with these types of attachments on my Mac desktop app and it worked well BUT I never tried to edit these via the iOS app... can this be done?
  3. Wow - thanks DTLow. I have to admit though that I am more of a computer user than a developer. I’ll do some reading up on this to see how it works. If you know of a good resource for a beginner please share I do use stacks and my setup is perfect (for me anyway) for how I use Evernote and maybe not so perfect for restoring BUT hopefully I won’t have to think about that. Also, I already do have my notebooks saved in my raw backup and there is a method to access them and extract them should I ever need to do that. It’s bit complicated but certainly doable. But I have to admit that AppleScript looks very interesting and I’m going to look into it.
  4. I use notebooks for structure (not much into tags except when I use Diigo because I have to) so I have too many notebooks to do these one by one - which I guess is the only option for Mac's. So what I do is go to all notes, I do a select all and then export... this gives me all my notes without notebook structure. I do this every workday at the end of the day and I keep the last ten exports. So when I do an import, I will get one notebook (I do a local notebook here) with all of my notes and I'll have to go through them to find what I need. And then I would delete the rest. I can live with this though - I will have ALL my notes and that will do! And I'm not too worried about linking either. I do use it here and there but it isn't a dealbreaker, should I lose them. My notes are a whole different story! Good idea!
  5. I see. I get my Notes as they were but pretty much all of the organization and linking has to be rebuilt.
  6. What does this mean exactly - not having the notebook and note-id? I know that the notebook structure isn’t kept with the .enex backup method but what is the note-id and how am I affected by not having this?
  7. I'm leaning toward your thinking about this as well CalS. What is the downside to importing local notebook data via .enex vs. replacing the Evernote database file with a past backup? Excludes notebook and note-id Creates new notebooks and new notes (vs. restoring) One might have to rebuild notebook structure (depending on how they exported) One would for sure have to rebuild any stack structure (regardless of how they exported) What else ??? The upside is it's simple, easy, it restores our notes and we're not messing around with Evernote's database files. BUT it's still nice to know we have the database option should we ever need it Another point on this... I can't find one official Evernote document describing any other backup method (for Mac anyway) besides the export / import method. BTW, I decided to use your local notebooks recommendation for my company's financial documentation. I think it's a great "meet in the middle" approach that enables access, security and good organization: It will be conveniently kept alongside all of my company's other stuff All of the financial stuff will be kept in one Folder / Stack It will be off of the cloud and securely backed up on my encrypted and well-secured Mac (picture me knocking on wood) I will be able to quickly export anything that I will need to on demand (using your right click, save attachments to folder recommendation) It would be very easy to move it all over to the Evernote's servers should I ever want to do that (who knows) I'm really glad that I came into the EN Forum to ask for help on this Thanks to everyone!
  8. I think I get this now... when I replace the database folder With the backup, my whole Evernote instance on my Mac is replaced to the date of the backup. Then, when I resync with Evernote’s servers, the synced notebooks / notes are made current again BUT the local notebooks and notes are untouched and -> restored.
  9. Thank you! That makes sense to me now i.e. why it's the "proper" way to do it.
  10. Thanks DTLow, but that seems like A LOT to go through to get local notes / notebooks. Why can't one just import an .enex file as this is exported with all of the other sync'd notes? What makes that "improper?" Also, I have another question if anyone can help me please: I started creating local notebooks and I also started moving and creating notes into these local notebooks. For one local notebook, I moved already existing notes from a sync'd notebook AND for the other notebook, I created a new note inside the local notebook and I uploaded PDFs from my computer. The notes that I moved from a sync'd notebook DO NOT have a blue "unsync'd" area with a white arrow in the top right portion of the note. The newly created notes where I uploaded PDF's from my computer DO have a blue "unsync'd" area with a white arrow in the top right portion of the note and they do not go away. Does this make sense OR am I experiencing an issue that I'll need to get help with? Thank you!
  11. Thanks PinkElephant. Are you referring to the EN database file found here on a Mac? Help > Troubleshooting > Open Database Folder In other words, your advise is to forgo the .enex export / import altogether because I already have what I need there? I’m still confused about how one would restore a local Notebook. How would one go about it exactly? What is the process? I didn’t realize Time Machine and Bacblaze were backing up EN’s database file on my Mac. Now that I know that, I’m just going to do .enex export daily so I have that and then I can always roll back the EN database should I need to / choose to do that as shown in option #3 in this link: https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.makeuseof.com/tag/backup-restore-evernote/amp/ I used OneNote before I found Evernote and I had to roll back the database file twice because OneNote was acting up and then syncing the mistakes. That is why I left OneNote in the end. It’s a bit complex BUT it’s also doable and it’s a relief to know I have that option with Evernote should I need it.
  12. I do Time Machine backs as well so I’m assuming I have this too? I utilize BackBlaze continuous backups so I’m hoping that EN database file is backed up there as well just in case Time Machine has issues. And the question begs to be asked: If we have this raw database backup, why not just rewrite the file so it’s all fixed to a more desired time and place? I’m pretty sure I’m missing something here. Properly? I was thinking I would have to do what I would have to do with any other notebook - import the .enex data and sort through to replace what I need under a newly created notebook. I never had an issue importing an .enex backup file BUT I only tested it on a single note so thanks for the new concern So maybe the best thing to do regarding Evernote backups is to do it all: 1. Raw database file (seems to be automatic) 2. .enex export (manual daily) 3. HTML export (manual daily) ... and then I’d have some options should something happen.
  13. Thanks for all the good ideas and insights above... it’s very helpful and appreciated. DTLow: I’m curious why you chose an HTML backup over the Evernote format. I know the Evernote method has its drawbacks - no notebook, structure, no selective choosing on what to import, etc., but what does the HTML method offer as options should you need to use it to recover your EN data into EN or into another system? Or did you choose it for another reason that I’m not aware of?
  14. Thanks for the reminder that I have the option to store locally. This will allow me to keep everything together in EN while keeping the more sensitive stuff off the cloud. I’m guessing these locally stored EN Notes will be included in the backups as well? Also, can you elaborate on why you purposely only have PDFs in the locally stored Notebooks?
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