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(Mac) Recovering lost notes from the "clipper"/quick-note toolbar

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Apologies if this was already discussed somewhere, but I can't seem to find it anywhere so here goes:

 

 

Just recently, my laptop's hard drive crashed, and I attempted to save my system files by copying over my Library to an external drive.

Attempting to restore my "current" Evernote onto my new drive (by pasting the old Library) worked out fine, however the long list of notes I had stored in the "quick-note"/clipper (on the toolbar) seems to have disappeared, and I don't know where I can recover it — actually, is there a way to recover what was written in the quick-note/clipper? Was there a backup made somewhere? I've located a file named "quick-note-preserved.obj", but I can't seem to open it with anything. Do I have to import it somewhere?

 

If it helps, I'm a macbook pro user, and the application was downloaded from the "app store" on this laptop.

 

Thanks for your help TT.TT Just any way to view the information will do....

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How did you go baka? I have the same problem after realising my quick-notes have not been saving to evernote for the last few months! I can see there are many .obj files on my local hard drive, but does anyone have any info about how to restore or view them? Thanks

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just discovered renaming the file to .txt means it can be opened in textedit... but not ideal. Is there a better method to recover/restore these obj files in evernote?

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Text files will convert directly to Evernote notes - try drag and drop / copy and paste to see what works.

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Text files will convert directly to Evernote notes - try drag and drop / copy and paste to see what works.

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Has anyone been able to recover the quicknote through quick-note-preserved.obj? Is there a way to open this .obj file to read, recover  or convert it to the original quicknote text? Is there another thread with the solution to this? Please help. Thanks. 

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Any updated tips on how to properly open .obj files on a Mac? I lost some very important notes but managed to locate the quick-note-preserved.obj file and rename it to .txt, but some of the text (in Cyrillic) in the note is still encoded.

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Yes @evernomeansno, I submitted my issue to technical support, and I heard back (it took a few days).

The support offered to convert it for me if I sent them my .obj file, but I opted to do it alone, so contact them if you prefer they do it.

Here is the summary of the steps to take, but bare in mind:

1) You need access to command line, on Mac, you could use Terminal for example. 

2) You need to have Xcode installed, which you can get from the App store (free, I believe).

3) For the below path, check that your Group Containers path, and your obj file path follows this pattern, or a pattern that makes sense to you, or that you can locate on your machine

4) As I recall,  I left the file in tact as .obj format before starting the below steps

After that ... here's a copy of their instructions:

Here are the steps that I take to try to rescue this info from the obj file. Just to set the right expectation, it works about 60% of the time.

  1. Open the obj from ~/Library/Group Containers/Q25WDW7YH9.com.evernote.Evernote/Evernote/quick-note/55091285-personal-www.evernote.comfile/current-quicknote in any text editor. You’ll see a bunch of garbled text.
  2. Convert it to a XML Plist:
  3. Copy file to another place.
    1. open terminal and cd into that directory
    2. paste plutil -convert xml1 quick-note-preserved.obj
    3. open in any editor & search for text
  4. Copy the text and paste it into Evernote.

You may need to do a little cleaning of the text, but it should be all there

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