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I have evernote on all of my devices and an older Windows 7 laptop that had a hard drive crash. I did not sync that laptop since it contained work information. The .enb databases were backed up and later restored but the executable no longer exists. Can someone point me to an old evernote 2.x(?) executable? Once I import those databases I can then upgrade based on what I read from other posts.  

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Hi.  v2.x is a 7-8 year old version of Evernote,  and the database would require updating through a couple of intermediate stages before being accessible in a current edition.  These are the sources for older versions - 

 

 
-and the first quoted does list EN 2.2.  Before you try to recover your data though please don't forget to backup it up so that you will have the opportunity to try different methods if someone else can come up with another suggestion.
 
This thread has some alternative suggestions...
 
 
When you manage to get this database back up and running I'd suggest you look into Local Notebooks https://evernote.com/contact/support/kb/#/article/23196476
 
- You can keep your data offline,  but update your Evernote client as and when necessary.
 
Please come back and let us know when (and how) you are back up and running - there are obviously still a few working copies of EN 2.x out there!
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gazumped, I really appreciate your response. I went to the link you shared and all but the versions I probably need are there. The site apologizes if the download is not available but that doesn't help me at the moment. Is there another site that may have these versions?

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Hmmn.  Sorry about that - I've no special expertise on these old versions,  I just ran a Google search for evernote "version 2" which turned up a lot of hits,  but not very many useful links.  The only other possibility I found was for http://jlog.jgen.ws/evernote-2-2-1-386-0/ - which also has a long tail of comments.  If you can't find the exact version you need,  you may be OK with something closely related - I don't know when the ENB format was changed,  but versions a little newer than yours should be OK with it.  Back up your files carefully though...

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Version 2 files are definitely NOT compatible with later versions of Evernote. If you cannot find a copy of V2 through something like Filehippo, then it would seem your only option is to upgrade from a free Evernote account, if you haven't already, and submit a support ticket. I'm not 100% sure they would be able to get you a copy, since that version has not been supported for over six years. But if you do get a copy, then you would need to also get a copy of 3.x in order to migrate from the 2.x database. And there may even be another update you'd need to do, since I think the 3.x database is not compatible with the latest versions, either.

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EverNote v2.3: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12760413/EverNote2.zip-- this is a patched executable which can coexist with modern versions of Evernote.

 

Evernote 3.1: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12760413/Evernote_3.1.0.1225.exe-- this is the last Evernote version that could import EverNote 2.x databases.

 

EN2Export: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12760413/EN2Export.zip-- stand alone utility that converts EverNote 2.x databases (.enb) to modern EverNote database (.exb). Currently it converts HTML notes only, all other EN2 note types are skipped. I may add support for other formats if someone needs it.

 

Please note that none of the above is supported by Evernote Customer Support at this point.

 

/Peter

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Thank you all .

 

gazumped, I went looking further as well using the more detailed version in the search and pulled up some unscrupulous sites as per my antivirus program.

BurgersNFries, You are exactly right as I have read this in several forums but I needed to get off the ground with the Version 2 to start.

kvitekp, I feel like it's my birthday (it actually is tomorrow) as I could not find my old Evernote setup executables on any old backup drives, old laptops, or on the web. I must have had one backup drive fail too many.  I will install Version 2 first (yes, I do have an encrypted backup of the enb databases) as soon as I finish up a product delivery deadline and let you guys know how it went. In addition, I am fascinated that the v2.3 can co-exist with modern version of Evernote. Why is that and Is that true for v3.1 as well? You can bet I would like the EN2Export to support screen shots from evernote and manual editted notes.

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UPDATE: I couldn't wait any longer. I downloaded V2.3 - it works. I see it has been 6 months since my last update. Thank you again . The migration will come after my deliverable.

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I am fascinated that the v2.3 can co-exist with modern version of Evernote. Why is that and Is that true for v3.1 as well? You can bet I would like the EN2Export to support screen shots from evernote and manual editted notes.

All public Evernote versions keep their settings in HKCU/Evernote/Evernote. That patched Evernote 2.x version keeps its settings in HKCU/Evernote/Evernote2 -- this prevents interference with any other version of Evernote.

 

Chances are that your screen shots and manually edited notes are stored as html notes, so they will be converted too.

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Implication is v3,x does interfere with other versions of Evernote . I understand. Good to know that most will be converted as well. Thanks kvitekp

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EverNote v2.3: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12760413/EverNote2.zip-- this is a patched executable which can coexist with modern versions of Evernote.

 

Evernote 3.1: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12760413/Evernote_3.1.0.1225.exe-- this is the last Evernote version that could import EverNote 2.x databases.

 

EN2Export: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/12760413/EN2Export.zip-- stand alone utility that converts EverNote 2.x databases (.enb) to modern EverNote database (.exb). Currently it converts HTML notes only, all other EN2 note types are skipped. I may add support for other formats if someone needs it.

 

Please note that none of the above is supported by Evernote Customer Support at this point.

 

/Peter

I've been looking for something like this for literally years so thank you Peter !

(and after another 3 hours searching today for the earlier information that I recall BurgerNFries had provided through these forums a couple of years ago (on which specific versions of Evernote are required to upgrade the database schema to the different intermediate levels to get your database up to the latest .exb format and I'd still like to find the post she made on that) it is a pleasant surprise to see her adding to this thread as well.

The earlier versions cleaner and quicker GUI is still a clear winner for readability.

(That said, the later versions do have a wider range of functionality & compatibility with different systems)

I have the v2.3 up and running now alongside the latest version as well so it's a win-win situation here.

 

• Is it possible with EN2Export that some summary information of the exports outcome could be made available, indicating the number of notes that were successfully exported and those that were not ?

In terms of note management when performing this activity, I would be looking to know whether the Export was completely successful or partially successful and if partial, what were the exceptions that require further handling.

(I have well over a hundred separate Evernote v2.1.327 databases (the very last Evernote before online storage and subsequent syncing of notes was started) with several thousands of notes in some of them.)

 

THANK YOU for making this available.

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The dropbox address is no longer accessible.  Is it possible to reload dropbox for download?

 

Thanks

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