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  1. In the interest of bringing this thread back ON-topic, and to make sure I have not missed something, I had a session with the Evernote Support Chat.

    My Question to Support Chat:

    Can I restore my account from a backup of the EN Win Database (exb file)?

    Here is the last part where I summarized the Q&A.

    You can view the entire chat here.

    Me: So, let me summarize to make sure I understand correctly.

    If I have lost Notes due to deletion, or anything else, and emptied my EN Trash, and Sync'd with the EN Cloud, then ...

    The ONLY way I can restore these lost Notes from my local backup is to restore the EXB file, and export to ENEX files. Then ...

    Then I have to restore the current EXB file, and IMPORT these Notes from the ENEX. . .

    Since the import really creates new Notes, and links I had to the original, lost Notes, will be broken

    If I move these imported Notes back into a Sync'd NB, like they were originally, then that will go against my monthly upload.

    Do I have that correct?

    Max, are you there?

    Max: Yes, just reading over those steps.

    Me: OK, take your time.

    Max: Yes, those all look corret.

    correct*

    Me: Is there any better way to restore my Notes from my backup?

    Max: However, if you open your application with the backed-up database while you have internet connectivity, the sync function will overwrite it with the latest version of your database (without the deleted notes) so make sure that you do not have your internet on when doing that.

    No, not really. We place a warning in each version of Evernote when clearing the Trash that all of the notes will be permanently removed from your account.

    Me: OK, thanks for that. So, if I restore an old version of the EXB file where the Notes still exist, if I were to sync with the EN Cloud, the sync process would delete these Notes, correct?

    Max: Yes, it would overwrite that database with a version of your notes that is most up to date from our servers, meaning a version that does not have those notes in it.

    JMiU...AS IVE TOLD YOU AT LEAST TWICE IN THE PAST...ON THIS BOARD...(I would highlight that in blue like you like to do but I'm on my iPad) restore is not a one size fits all. (Feel free to search the board). Your above exchange is simply one example. I don't know why you fail to comprehend this. (Or why you are compelled to nitpick with so many people on this board - now, there's your nonsense!) There are instances where a restore absolutely does not break links and no, enex is not required. Again, I don't know why you fail to understand this. The very fact that after all the years you've been using Evernote and don't know how to restore notes is proof positive that you do not understand the process of restore & should not be advising other users about it.

    That. Is. All.


  2.  

    Look them up, they are not the same. Practice is just ONE form/part of preparation.

    Good grief JM...will you PLEASE STOP WITH THE NITPICKING???? It only adds UNWANTED NOISE. Get a hobby or something.

     

     

    @Gaz: You have contributed as much as anyone to "scaring the audience".

    If you'll look back over the posts, I make a joke about reinstalling, and then suggested that the user submit a bug report.

    It was you that started this whole debate about bugs by making the rebuttal comment "I don't think this qualifies as a 'bug'", when you didn't have the factual basis or logic to make such a claim.

    You can move on by stop trying to make me look like the bad guy, and just deal with the technical issues as we agreed to earlier.

    You do a darned good job of making yourself look like the bad guy. Let's see...this week alone, you've nitpicked with csihilling:https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/80104-manual-sorting-and-the-design-objection/page-2#entry345419

    Jefito & GM:https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/41178-evernote-annoyance-creating-sub-folders/page-3

    And Gaz. (And I've not even linked to the various threads - this week alone).

    Maybe you should step away from the keyboard & take a lot of deep breaths, since you seem to be a huge contributor of (to use your term), noise.

     

    And the madness continues...JMiU please stop arguing about and nitpicking EVERY SINGLE THING THAT someone you don't like says. MOVE ON.https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/80104-manual-sorting-and-the-design-objection/?p=346772

     

     


  3. One thing to consider in your backup strategy: Restore

    Evernote does not provide a way to do a true restore. It is actually an import and creation of new Notes, which breaks all of your Note links, and impacts your monthly upload allowance.

    Absolutely not true, as you & I have discussed a few times before. There IS a way to do a restore via Mac and/or Windows clients that is a true restore & does not break links or go against your upload limit. Not going to go through this with you yet again. Please do not confuse the OP with your misinformation.

    OP, again, search on backup/restore. Or, if you have a premium account, you can submit a support ticket.

    BNF, I wish you were right, but you are not. If it can be done, then you can easily provide a link to the detailed steps to achieve a true restore. I won't believe it until you do.

    @daphoenix7207: Don't accept BNF's statement on blind faith. Do your own research and be convinced you know how to do a true restore before you select a backup strategy.

    JMiU, I have already provided info for you in the past. At least twice. Like I said, I'm not going around & around with you yet again. The fact that you don't understand how to do it doesn't mean it doesn't work or is confusing to others.


  4. One thing to consider in your backup strategy:  Restore

     

    Evernote does not provide a way to do a true restore.  It is actually an import and creation of new Notes, which breaks all of your Note links, and impacts your monthly  upload allowance.

    Absolutely not true, as you & I have discussed a few times before. There IS a way to do a restore via Mac and/or Windows clients that is a true restore & does not break links or go against your upload limit. Not going to go through this with you yet again. Please do not confuse the OP with your misinformation.

    OP, again, search on backup/restore. Or, if you have a premium account, you can submit a support ticket.


  5. I noticed around 2 weeks ago Evernote was extremely slow. I thought one of my notes was getting to large and I created a new one. Things seemed ok for about a week and it happened again. Evernote has not worked properly in almost a week. When I open Evernote I must wait for at least 30 seconds before I can get a response from anything I try to do within the program. When I open a note I must wait the same length of time before I can edit the note. Evernote does not work properly using IOS, Windows, or Android. But, the delays seem somewhat less using an IOS device. I have not noticed any other issues with any of my devices. The problem seems isolated to Evernote. I really like the program but if this continues I will need to find something new.

     

    Thanks

    https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/82129-ios-evernote-suddenly-way-to-slow-typing-delays/

    And...

    I am among one of the long time, big time Evernote users who is migrating away.  I have chronicled my issues on the board in a few other threads (search on 'duet', if you are so inclined.)  I had the same reaction you did, when I heard about the increased upload limit - a LOL/WTF moment.  I wondered why so much had been going so horribly wrong with EN in recent months & the increased upload limit was a bit like someone intentionally breaking your legs and then giving you $100 for your trouble. (That may be a bit extreme...maybe.)  I used to have over 64,000 notes in my main account & several thousand in my duet account.  I'm in the process of moving them out b/c my main account is totally unusable on either the Windows desktop or the iOS app (iPhone & iPad).  I had a workaround (the duet account) that worked for about a year & I would have stayed with that except that the shared notebooks started not working as they originally did.  Then they fixed it after several months, but then they got screwed up again a few weeks later.  Then they temporarily removed all shared notebooks, then brought them back.  Yada, yada, yada.  So when I started having to use workarounds for my workarounds that were required b/c the app didn't work as it should, in the first place combined with the divorcing of EN from much of its client base (that has been evident in the past about six months), I decided EN is no longer the app/company for me.  It's a darned shame, too b/c EN (when it worked) was the most amazing product, IMO.  I'm migrating to Onenote, which is the second best option for me out there.  But it's not as great as Evernote (was.)

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  6. So how do you do this

    I want a physical hard copy of all my evernote notes and attachments in an evernote readable format backed up onto my local hard drive

    exporting out notes just exports XML which is simply going to be text based notes, tags, among other things - but not attachments

    or how can i back my attachments up easily

    Backup has been discussed on the board at great length. It's also helpful to mention what client you are using. In a nutshell, for the Windows desktop client, you backup the your-user-name.exb file. Please search the board for Mac and/or for more info on backup & restore.


  7. I was cleaning out my Notebooks and I'm not sure what happened to one of them. It was around several stacked notebooks that I was deleting. I must have accidentally dragged it. I can find it in the Find Notebook search box, but it does not appear in the list of Notebooks. I looked in Trash but only saw deleted notes. It is not in the stacked notebooks. Any help is appreciated!

    If you can find notes that are in the notebook, then you've accidentally put the notebook into a stack. Expand *all* your stacks and look for the notebook in them.


  8. How about this on a Windows or Mac computer?

    • Export all your Evernote Notes to an .enex file.
    • Create an entirely new Evernote account with the user name you want.
    • Start up Evernote.
    • Specifiy the account with the new user name. (There shouldn't be any Notes in it.)
    • Import the .enex file.
    • Delete the old Evernote account.
    Any reason this wouldn't work?

    That would work in order to move to a different *account name* as opposed to a different *forum name*. Of course, the new upload will go against the new account. So if you are moving very many notes, it may require a premium account or patience (to move 60 mb per month for a free account). Plus, in order to DELETE the old account, one would need to submit a support ticket, since users can only deactivate their accounts. Deletion requires the assistance of Evernote staff.


  9. Please note this is for the forum. If you are wanting to change your Evernote account name, AFAIK, that is not possible b/c it's integral to the way your data is stored locally and in the cloud. IE, the local Windows database is your-user-name.exb


  10. Look them up, they are not the same.  Practice is just ONE form/part of preparation.

    Good grief JM...will you PLEASE STOP WITH THE NITPICKING???? It only adds UNWANTED NOISE. Get a hobby or something.

    @Gaz: You have contributed as much as anyone to "scaring the audience".

    If you'll look back over the posts, I make a joke about reinstalling, and then suggested that the user submit a bug report.

    It was you that started this whole debate about bugs by making the rebuttal comment "I don't think this qualifies as a 'bug'", when you didn't have the factual basis or logic to make such a claim.

    You can move on by stop trying to make me look like the bad guy, and just deal with the technical issues as we agreed to earlier.

    You do a darned good job of making yourself look like the bad guy. Let's see...this week alone, you've nitpicked with csihilling:https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/80104-manual-sorting-and-the-design-objection/page-2#entry345419

    Jefito & GM:https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/41178-evernote-annoyance-creating-sub-folders/page-3

    And Gaz. (And I've not even linked to the various threads - this week alone).

    Maybe you should step away from the keyboard & take a lot of deep breaths, since you seem to be a huge contributor of (to use your term), noise.

    And the madness continues...JMiU please stop arguing about and nitpicking EVERY SINGLE THING THAT someone you don't like says. MOVE ON.https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/80104-manual-sorting-and-the-design-objection/?p=346772
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  11. The IT shop I work for would love to green light Evernote installs for all staff.  However, the mandatory Outlook plugin for Evernote is a dealbreaker.  Any Outlook plugin, even Microsoft's own, are notoriously difficult to support and it's a bad decision that Evernote made to make this plugin install mandatory.

     

    Is there a Windows installer version that will not install the plugin?  I realize it can be disabled after the fact, but that doesn't help when trying to greenlight a program so that it can be automatically installed by all staff by a group policy rule.

    AFAIK, no.

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  12. I want to scan documents from my Fujitusu scanner into Evernote. I want to organize the documents into folders on folder tree. How do I do this in Evernote? I am new to using Evernote and I don't see how this is accomplished. Can someone help me?

     

    There are not (nor have there ever been) subnotebooks in Evernote.

     

    A note exists in one notebook & one notebook only.

     

    Notebooks can be grouped in stacks.  Stacks cannot contain stacks or notes.  They only group notebooks.


  13. Is it possible to Store some of the Notes only online? I have a lot of notes and my Evernote folder is getting bigger and bigger and since I don't have to much space it would be great to store some of the files online only. That if I open the note they are loaded like a webpage.

    The only way to have your notes ONLY in the cloud is to only use the web client. But it's all or nothing. IOW, you cannot have some notebooks downloaded to your computer/phone/tablet and some only in the cloud. I would not recommend this for the reasons Gaz mentioned above.


  14. I've noticed recently that evernote on IOS is suddenly very slow... major lags in typing etc. It sounds like what people are reporting on evernote for macos, but this is on IOS.

    Please fix this.. evernote has been my go-to app on all platforms for years now, and I suddenly can't confidently use it to take notes during a meeting.

    Please help!

    Evernote does not scale well. At all. In the past, I was an ardent user of Evernote. Used it every single day. But then my main account became unusable on iOS and the Windows desktop about two years ago. I did all the things EN recommended...new hard drive, upgrade OS, rebuild database, etc, etc, etc. I had to create a second account in order to use EN on my phone, iPad and PC. The same computers and iPhone & iPad that couldn't use the main account worked just fine with my new account. Due to other EN bugs, I finally migrated away from Evernote to Onenote. Don't like it as well, but at least it works well on my PC and iPad. EN has been aware of the scalability issue for at least a few years b/c I kept reporting it and working with the devs. But since they don't share their roadmap, there is no way to know if they are addressing this issue. Good luck.

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  15. Can you please help me by pointing out where this evernote database (username.exb) is located on a mac.

    Thanks,

    Piyush.

    I am not a Mac user but you can search the board on backup/restore. However, you tagged this with Windows crash. A Windows database is not compatible with the Mac app and vice versa.

    Edit: I see the above post is from a different user, so I guess OP is not switching between the two operating systems. Additionally, the Mac app does not use an exb file. Please search the board on backup/restore, since it's my understanding the Mac database is in a different location, depending upon where you got the Evernote app.


  16. my windows crashed, and I lost all my local notebooks including notes for my phd thesis. is there anyway I can have them back. it is really urgent. I'v lost all data and information I'v gathered in the last 2 years!

    Since local notebooks are not synced to the Evernote servers, you would need to have a backup of your Evernote database (your-user-name.exb file). If you did not make any backups and are not able to get a copy from your old hard drive, then they are gone forever.


  17. My comp died unexpectedlyy and am using a new one. I have ny Evernote account, but how do I recover what is on the old comp or can I? Thank you.

    If all your notes were sync'd, you simply need to install the app, log into your account & sync the notes down from the cloud. If you had any unsynced notes or changes (including local/non-synced notebooks), those will be lost, until/unless you are able to restore from a backup of the database on your old computer. That's assuming you ever did make backups of the database on your computer...???

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  18. Look, I know you're not that technical, . . .

     

    You have no idea of my capabilities, so quit pretending that you do.  IAC, your comments about me are off-topic.

    You entire post is a distraction, and a waste of space.  Please keep your comments on-topic and about the OP subject, not about other posters who are trying to help the OP.

    You really need to quit telling others what or what not to do and take your own advice.

    The error message does not say that it's a ""rendering error". It clearly says that it has an "invalid character", and gives the location in the note (line 14, column 3655), plus the value of the invalid character ("8"). Evernote then shows a "rendering of the page up to the first error", which just means that it's showing all that it's able to show, because "invalid character".

     

    If it's really an error, you may be able to repair it by exporting to Evernote format if you are on a desktop client

     

    Well, that is your interpretation.

     

    Since the EN error said:

     This page contains the follow[ng errors

     

    error on line 14 at column 3655:  PCDATA invalid Char value 8Below is rendering of the page up to the fínt error.

     

    It seems reasonable to me that possibly there is a rendering error beyond that point in the Note.  Thus, the entire Note content MIGHT still be there.

     

    So, as I said,  and you repeated, exporting the Note to ENEX might provide the OP with his/her original content.

     

    Please try to stay on-topic and not confuse the OP.

    Jeff is totally on topic. JMiU, please stop being contentious & bickering for the sake of bickering. It only adds unwanted NOISE.

    @Gaz: You have contributed as much as anyone to "scaring the audience".

    If you'll look back over the posts, I make a joke about reinstalling, and then suggested that the user submit a bug report.

    It was you that started this whole debate about bugs by making the rebuttal comment "I don't think this qualifies as a 'bug'", when you didn't have the factual basis or logic to make such a claim.

    You can move on by stop trying to make me look like the bad guy, and just deal with the technical issues as we agreed to earlier.

    You do a darned good job of making yourself look like the bad guy. Let's see...this week alone, you've nitpicked with csihilling:https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/80104-manual-sorting-and-the-design-objection/page-2#entry345419

    Jefito & GM:https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/41178-evernote-annoyance-creating-sub-folders/page-3

    And Gaz. (And I've not even linked to the various threads - this week alone).

    Maybe you should step away from the keyboard & take a lot of deep breaths, since you seem to be a huge contributor of (to use your term), noise.

    And the madness continues...JMiU please stop arguing about and nitpicking EVERY SINGLE THING THAT someone you don't like says. MOVE ON.https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/80104-manual-sorting-and-the-design-objection/?p=346772

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  19. The error message does not say that it's a ""rendering error". It clearly says that it has an "invalid character", and gives the location in the note (line 14, column 3655), plus the value of the invalid character ("8"). Evernote then shows a "rendering of the page up to the first error", which just means that it's showing all that it's able to show, because "invalid character".

     

    If it's really an error, you may be able to repair it by exporting to Evernote format if you are on a desktop client

     

    Well, that is your interpretation.

     

    Since the EN error said:

     

    This page contains the follow[ng errors

     

    error on line 14 at column 3655:  PCDATA invalid Char value 8

    Below is rendering of the page up to the fínt error.

     

    It seems reasonable to me that possibly there is a rendering error beyond that point in the Note.  Thus, the entire Note content MIGHT still be there.

     

    So, as I said,  and you repeated, exporting the Note to ENEX might provide the OP with his/her original content.

     

    Please try to stay on-topic and not confuse the OP.

    Jeff is totally on topic. JMiU, please stop being contentious & bickering for the sake of bickering. It only adds unwanted NOISE.

    @Gaz: You have contributed as much as anyone to "scaring the audience".

    If you'll look back over the posts, I make a joke about reinstalling, and then suggested that the user submit a bug report.

    It was you that started this whole debate about bugs by making the rebuttal comment "I don't think this qualifies as a 'bug'", when you didn't have the factual basis or logic to make such a claim.

    You can move on by stop trying to make me look like the bad guy, and just deal with the technical issues as we agreed to earlier.

    You do a darned good job of making yourself look like the bad guy. Let's see...this week alone, you've nitpicked with csihilling:https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/80104-manual-sorting-and-the-design-objection/page-2#entry345419

    Jefito & GM:https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/41178-evernote-annoyance-creating-sub-folders/page-3

    And Gaz. (And I've not even linked to the various threads - this week alone).

    Maybe you should step away from the keyboard & take a lot of deep breaths, since you seem to be a huge contributor of (to use your term), noise.

    And the madness continues...JMiU please stop arguing about and nitpicking EVERY SINGLE THING THAT someone you don't like says. MOVE ON.https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/80104-manual-sorting-and-the-design-objection/?p=346772

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