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Make links to notes to open with desktop app

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Frustrated.

I want links to Evernotes to open with the desktop app, but deleting the evernote cookie does not solve it.

Second, when I display a note on the web, it opens as a copy.

Its all going haywire ...

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What type of link are you using.  The classic/internal link (evernote:///view/115625.....) should open in the Evernote app

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12 minutes ago, markjl said:

I want links to Evernotes to open with the desktop app, but deleting the evernote cookie does not solve it.

If you want this, you need to make what Evernote calls "In-App Note Links". This is all a little confusing as these are also -- I think -- referred to as "internal links". In any case, these are the "evernote:///view/..." links. In the Windows client, select the note you want, and press Ctrl+Alt+L to create one of these. You can use these to jump from note to note inside the Evernote Windows application, or open a note in the Evernote Windows application.

Adding to the confusion, if you right-click on a note in the note list, and select the "Copy Internal Link Ctrl+Alt+L", it actually creates a regular note link of the form "https://www.evernote.com/shard/[shardId]/nl/[userId]/[noteGuid]/", which is not the same as what s produced using Ctrl+Alt+L. 

Rainy day reading: https://dev.evernote.com/doc/articles/note_links.php

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1 hour ago, markjl said:

Frustrated.

I want links to Evernotes to open with the desktop app, but deleting the evernote cookie does not solve it.

Second, when I display a note on the web, it opens as a copy.

Its all going haywire ...

Here's an old link as to how to reset the selection of Web or Desktop for Chrome.  It is not 100% up to date based upon browser changes and just time passed. 

I used this recently to reset the selection myself..  The post was an aid in that it got me to the neighborhood and then I was able to do some spelunking to get to the right panel.  Didn't take note of the new steps though, sorry.  I think it was under Cookes and Site Data somewhere.   A new EN blog post would be nice.

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I think the path to the cookies is Settings - Advanced - Content Settings - Cookies - See all cookies and site data - evernote.com.  I guess if you don't see the enAppInstalled cookie you can just remove them all and see if it resets.

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Thanks @CalS In the end it was resolved but I'm not really sure how.
I re-copied the note link after deleting all Evernote cookies several times.
I probably restarted the machine as well

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1 hour ago, markjl said:

Thanks @CalS In the end it was resolved but I'm not really sure how.
I re-copied the note link after deleting all Evernote cookies several times.
I probably restarted the machine as well

You are welcome.  Glad it sorted itself, sweet mysteries of life.

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Hey, I just noticed this as an issue yesterday. I just got it working again.

I guess Evernote for web just got a redesign or something (the sidebar is black). I clicked on my name in the top-left corner and there was a button in the menu that says "Switch to older version of Evernote". 

Once I switched back, it started working again.

For anyone coming across this post and wondering what the deal is, there are regular note links (starting with https://www.evernote.com/shard/...) and classic note links (evernote:///view/...). I have a Mac at home and I use the Evernote app. I use Todoist and put note links in Todoist sometimes. I can use the classic note link which will open right to Evernote in the app. However, on my work PC, I'm not permitted to download Evernote, so I prefer to use the http links. On my home machine, the http links opened a browser tab, then immediately opens the note in-app. Something about the redesign changed that.

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