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I am trying to export a local notebook. It all goes well but after the export procedure seems to have processed all the notes in the notebook I get the following message: "The file “content.enml” couldn’t be opened because there is no such file."
I can find no way to solve or remove this problem.

Eventually, after not getting anything useful from Evernote, I tried exporting the local notebooks one at a time and found that the problem was with only one notebook with a large number of notes.

I went through that notebook selecting 250 notes at a time and exporting them until I got the same problem as I reported above. By gradually breaking that batch down into ever smaller batches I was able to isolate a note causing the problem. It was an empty note with the title Screenshot. When I deleted that note the batch exported without problem.

So I searched through the remaining notes in the notebook for similarly titled notes and found about a dozen. Deleted them all and the problem went away.

I’m not sure what produces empty notes with the Screenshot title, but I suspect it is one of the screen clipping options in the dropdown menu for the elephant symbol in the top bar. The fact that it was only notes in that one notebook (titled !_InBox) where things directed to Evernote are saved makes me think that this has arisen from a program update issue at some stage. This notebook had 800+ notes in it and I haven’t sorted them into the relevant folders for a very long time, so (given that I’ve now deleted those notes) it isn’t possible to identify the time period (and hence the Evernote version) in which they were produced.

So, if you have this problem look for notes with the title Screenshot and delete them if they are empty.

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4 minutes ago, dataminer said:

I am trying to export a local notebook. It all goes well but after the export procedure seems to have processed all the notes in the notebook I get the following message: "The file “content.enml” couldn’t be opened because there is no such file."
I can find no way to solve or remove this problem.

Not sure what the problem is. 

You might experiment with a small set of notes.

I have an export for each notebook; the largest with 8000+ notes.

This runs weekly with no problems.

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I have this exact same problem. 

The file “content.enml” couldn’t be opened because there is no such file.

This error is returned after attempting the export of a 10-note notebook.

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18 hours ago, tocki said:

I have this exact same problem. 

The file “content.enml” couldn’t be opened because there is no such file.

This error is returned after attempting the export of a 10-note notebook.

Can you outline the steps you are taking for this export.
Also, where are you exporting the file to - can you try the desktop

My process is,
- I select notesScreen Shot 2016-11-29 at 12.06.52 PM.png
- Right click and select export
- Fill in the parameters as per this image

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I have the same problem.

I can't export my note.

Anybody knows how to solve this problem?

evernote_export_error.jpg

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10 hours ago, asadal said:

I have the same problem.

I can't export my note.

Anybody knows how to solve this problem?

If it's the same problem "The file “content.enml” couldn’t be opened because there is no such file"

it may because of your export destination.  Try exporting to your desktop

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If anyone else runs into this problem after deleting the note you believe is causing the issue in a local notebook, here's what I found.  When you delete a note from a local notebook and then go to export, it apparently still tries to back that note up even though it is in the trash, so you need to delete it from trash as well.

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3 hours ago, Gregg said:

When you delete a note from a local notebook and then go to export, it apparently still tries to back that note up even though it is in the trash, so you need to delete it from trash as well.

Just curious on how you're selecting the notes to be exported

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I just had this same issue, exporting from the notebooks page, my main book of about 350 notes.
So after seeing this I tried just going into the "all notes" view and selecting the ones I was really concerned about backing up, about 121 notes, and they went just fine.
So this means there is what? Searching for notes in this manner  was a one kick step for me but could be quite tedious depending on where the wrong zeros are at.
Some miscommunication between OSX and Evernote that needs mending? Seems like it's probably more than just empty screenshots but I'm no coder. ;)

Additional information: I'm still on Sierra. I don't trust Apple anymore.

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Same issue.  I have had multiple issues with local notebooks on Evernote, including a data loss issue last year.  Now I can't even export the 1200+ notes I have in a local notebook, which is the definition of lock-in.

 

I think I'm done here.  Been a premium subscriber for years, but have had enough.

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On 5/4/2018 at 7:04 AM, aaamr said:

Same issue.  I have had multiple issues with local notebooks on Evernote, including a data loss issue last year.  Now I can't even export the 1200+ notes I have in a local notebook, which is the definition of lock-in.

Can your provide details on your "same issue".  My backups (export) run daily with no issues.

I also run a full database backup using TimeMachine.  This is the best way to restore Local Notebooks.

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