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Okay. So, I used to use a PC laptop with Windows 7. After that suffered a catastrophic hard drive failure, I switched to using OSX. I had a lot of graphics-heavy notes in Evernote, so I used a lot of local notebooks. After setting up Evernote on the new laptop, all the notes I did have synced loaded fine, but now I'm stuck on how to get the rest of my stuff to load into the program. I think I figured out how to get the .enex files to open but not the original database files from the PC. Is this possible? 

 

 

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OK I got that you have a desktop exb file - does that contain local notebooks?  You're gonna need a laptop that has a new Evernote install so you can replace its exb folder with the files from this one.  Use a free account so you don't mess with your new notes.  

 

Open Evernote so you can see your old notes - export your local notebooks (individually) to enex files,  and then you can import them wherever you'd like.  

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Yes, the exb file contains local notebooks. new laptop has new evernote program installed, but I can't figure out how to get access to the old Windows-Created .exb database on the new OSX computer. The old computer is a paperweight now, so I can't just open the old notes to export them to .enex files.

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Okay. So, I used to use a PC laptop with Windows 7. After that suffered a catastrophic hard drive failure, I switched to using OSX. I had a lot of graphics-heavy notes in Evernote, so I used a lot of local notebooks. After setting up Evernote on the new laptop, all the notes I did have synced loaded fine, but now I'm stuck on how to get the rest of my stuff to load into the program. I think I figured out how to get the .enex files to open but not the original database files from the PC. Is this possible? 

 

 

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Yes, the exb file contains local notebooks. new laptop has new evernote program installed, but I can't figure out how to get access to the old Windows-Created .exb database on the new OSX computer. The old computer is a paperweight now, so I can't just open the old notes to export them to .enex files.

AFAIK, exb files (Evernote Windows desktop client database) is not compatible with Mac. The only way I know to move local notebooks from Windows to Mac (or vice versa) is via exporting/importing to enex. If you are not able to do that, you may be SOL.

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BurgersNFries is correct, you'll need to use a computer running windows, you need to open the database file and export to enex, which the mac can then open .

 

 

(Or possibly something like Crossover office if Evernote windows is compatible with it, I think it might be but you'll have to look into it)

 

You could also maybe do a trial version of parallels with a trial version of windows 8- but that would be a huge time sync, best to just borrow a friends windows pc if you don't own one. 

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Yes, the exb file contains local notebooks. new laptop has new evernote program installed, but I can't figure out how to get access to the old Windows-Created .exb database on the new OSX computer. The old computer is a paperweight now, so I can't just open the old notes to export them to .enex files.

 

Unless @shimra's suggestion works,  looks like you'll need to beg borrow or hire a windows machine for a short while - all you need it to do is extract the notebooks then wipe all the related files...

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