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I haven't been able to find where my local EN is stored on my hard drive. 

I see some folders ("quick-note" etc.) but no content. 

I've always assumed that with both 'web' and 'local' EN active, what's in one location should duplicate what's in the other.

But if that's the case, where is it located on my hard drive?

Thanks.

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6 minutes ago, mkraft77 said:

But if that's the case, where is it located on my hard drive?

To locate the database folderUntitled.jpeg.2f3d17b2c22192fcc01e7a03c6d8c9fa.jpeg
On My Mac, I click on About Evernote, and press the option key
A link to the database appears

The database folder is named as a numer  nnnnnnn

>>I've always assumed that with both 'web' and 'local' EN active, what's in one location should duplicate what's in the other.

Macs have a complete copy of your notes, including Local Notebooks
The Evernote Servers (web) don't include Local Notebooks

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6 hours ago, DTLow said:

To locate the database folderUntitled.jpeg.2f3d17b2c22192fcc01e7a03c6d8c9fa.jpeg
On My Mac, I click on About Evernote, and press the option key
A link to the database appears

The database folder is named as a numer  nnnnnnn

>>I've always assumed that with both 'web' and 'local' EN active, what's in one location should duplicate what's in the other.

Macs have a complete copy of your notes, including Local Notebooks
The Evernote Servers (web) don't include Local Notebooks

Thanks, I guess the reason why Spotlight didn't find any is that the word 'Evernote' doesn't appear in any of those file/folder names. 

If you needed to use the local EN files on your hard drive because the web was down, are there instructions on how to do that?  Or would they be available automatically just by running Evernote? 

Also, does being able to access your 'notes' outside of Evernote require first converting them using some other app's native conversion methods, or are there other ways -- at least just to get to all of the 'text' in your notes (without first having to have them converted by OneNote, etc.). 

 

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On 2017-02-27 at 2:14 PM, mkraft77 said:

Thanks, I guess the reason why Spotlight didn't find any is that the word 'Evernote' doesn't appear in any of those file/folder names.

You could try rebuilding the index for spotlight58b4a6fbd8a69_ScreenShot2017-02-27at2_17_15PM.png.34d42a9fa5be278e5528a747bcf04fad.png

Hold down the option key, click on on Help > Troubleshooting > Recreate Spotlight Index

 

>>If you needed to use the local EN files on your hard drive because the web was down, are there instructions on how to do that?  Or would they be available automatically just by running Evernote? 

Evernote works fine on Macs without internet; just make sure you don't log out
These are not files the average user would access

>>Also, does being able to access your 'notes' outside of Evernote require first converting them using some other app's native conversion methods, or are there other ways -- at least just to get to all of the 'text' in your notes (without first having to have them converted by OneNote, etc.). 

This is part of my backup process
Evernote has an export feature.  Select the notes, then File > Export Notes 58b4a84501f59_ScreenShot2017-02-27at2_28_23PM.png.5fd464e4885ce483836d3f09605a288c.png  

There are two formats for export

  1. XML (.enex): This is used to import back into Evernote
  2. HTML: This is the format to be used if you want to view your notes outside of Evernote

58b4a846795de_ScreenShot2017-02-27at2_28_40PM.png.35180d5e8efc1fbf430f6c8a406a7935.png 

Give it a try with some sample notes.  

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I have a new macbook pro with high sierra. The option click on about Evernote doesn't work anymore. Any suggestions? thanks

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On 2018-02-11 at 12:11 PM, GonzoDocs said:

The option click on about Evernote doesn't work anymore.

Could you provide more details.  Perhaps post a screenshot.

If you're looking for the database location
it's been moved to Option-Help > Troubleshooting > Open Database Folder
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Hi, 

Do you happen to know how to restore local notes from the database? I lost all of my local notes after Evernote crashed while I was trying to import some old notes from my old laptop!

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On 2018-02-24 at 12:38 AM, slei said:

Do you happen to know how to restore local notes from the database?

By definition, Evernote is not processing your local notes - there is no backup on the server

The user has responsibility for backups - any possibility you have a backup file, or Time Machine running

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On 2/27/2017 at 10:52 AM, mkraft77 said:

I haven't been able to find where my local EN is stored on my hard drive. 

I see some folders ("quick-note" etc.) but no content. 

I've always assumed that with both 'web' and 'local' EN active, what's in one location should duplicate what's in the other.

But if that's the case, where is it located on my hard drive?

Thanks.

This does not seem to work anymore :(

What now?

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19 minutes ago, Ignacy said:

This does not seem to work anymore

You didn't identify what's not working anymore.

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Thanks for the quick reply.

I'm trying to locate the database folder but when I do the following:  "On My Mac, I click on About Evernote, and press the option key" no link to the database appears. I have installed the latest Evernote update and I'm definitely holding down the option key...

 

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12 minutes ago, Ignacy said:

I'm trying to locate the database folder but when I do the following:  "On My Mac, I click on About Evernote, and press the option key" no link to the database appears. I have installed the latest Evernote update and I'm definitely holding down the option key...

 

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On 3/11/2018 at 9:54 PM, DTLow said:

 

Thank You DTlow. Should have read the whole thread more thoroughly. Yeah, I'm on mac. It worked! :D

 

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On 3/11/2018 at 8:41 PM, Ignacy said:

...and press the option key" no link to the database appears. .....

Same here.  Any Evernote employee.

Cannot open Evernote because of the infamous 7.2.3 Version too old error.  As I prepare to use itrash to remove everything Evernote and reinstall,

surely my local notes will be in jeapordy.  Yes I have backup drives; but the REAL LOCATION of the local notes is needed.   Yes, I spent about an hour reading through tons of messages describing and speculating on various locations, mostly alluding to the press the option key which does nothing.    If it isn't too much trouble, how about simply revealing the real location of where Evernote puts local notes?

And, by the way,  I can't export or backup the local notes because the "Version too old" error wont let me use Evernote until I spend a lot of time fixing the damn problem.

Can probably boot from backup and export local notes to a safe place or convert them to something else like Apple Notes, but what a damn goat rope this will be.  This becomes man-hours researching the "version too old" error, fixing it, then researching through tons of ambigious speculation on where the local notes might be stored.  Then more time spent booting from backup, and exporting the local notes to a safe place, not to mention figuring out how to do it.

Your enlightenment will be most welcome.

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2 hours ago, adonsa said:

If it isn't too much trouble, how about simply revealing the real location of where Evernote puts local notes?

There is no special location for Local Notes; all notes are stored together in the database folder.
The "Local" designation is Notebook based, not Note based.

On my installation (direct app dowload), the database folder location is
/Users/<user>/Library/Application Support/com.evernote.Evernote/accounts/www.evernote.com

I located the database folder as per the latest instructions posted at https://discussion.evernote.com/topic/104518-where-are-local-evernote-files-stored-on-a-mac/?do=findComment&amp;comment=494131

>>surely my local notes will be in jeapordy.

Confirmed, Local Notebook/Notes will have to be restored from personal backups.

>>Any Evernote employee.

You're posting in a user discussion forum.
To contact Evernote Support
- All Accounts        Twitter @evernotehelps    
- Paid Accounts     Contact Evernote Support 

 

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Where I have been getting tripped up is that my HELP heading doesn't look the same as yours. Here's a screenshot of what mine looks like.

As a result, I haven't been able to reach the Troubleshooting heading which would lead to the Open Database Folder. Is anyone else seeing the same HELP options? 

 

Screen Shot 2018-07-22 at 2.11.36 PM.png

 

I should have also provided a little more context. I was hoping to restore Evernote from a external backup that I have, however, I'm not going to be restoring the entire backup, only Evernote. As a result, I need to be able to locate the files, extract them, and then upload them into Evernote, however I haven't had any success at finding their location. 

Thank you for the help

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On 7/22/2018 at 1:14 PM, WadeRosen said:

Where I have been getting tripped up is that my HELP heading doesn't look the same as yours. Here's a screenshot of what mine looks like.

As a result, I haven't been able to reach the Troubleshooting heading which would lead to the Open Database Folder. Is anyone else seeing the same HELP options? 

If I hold down the option key, then select the Help menu, I see additional entries.

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The option key hold before clincking help isn't obvious! - it seems to open a lot of hidden menus in Macs...

 

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