Retrieve deleted Evernotes

Update: The layout of the Evernote app has changed and the steps in this article no longer work.

Guess why I’m writing this! probably the same reason you’re reading it. There was a conflict issue in the meeting minutes from a VI meeting, and somehow I ended up deleting them =(

So after heading over to my iPad and turning the wifi off, opening Evernote and hitting the email note button, putting in my email hit send. Went back to settings and turned on wifi, back to Evernote, watching it show up the last copy of the meeting minutes and kicking myself for not duplicating the ticket before I turned the wifi back on. Quick bit of googling and found you can get it back versioning with TimeMachine – pitty I hadn’t had a successful back up since the meeting =(

Then I saw an article about A simple three-step process for creating an off-site backup for Evernote using DropBox in OS X by Everett Vinzant @ http://wn7ant.com. There was a couple of things I picked up on and following links around I found something awesome:

purgatory

Not exactly what you expect for me to consider awesome huh?

You’re looking at a section of Evernote that stores notes that have been deleted – I don’t know how long they end up in there and how many but I do know that I found a deleted Evernote in here! I couldn’t import the note but it has the text content stored as html and you can copy paste that right back in – I couldn’t get back the attached image though.

Getting there

  • Finder > Go > Go to Folder…
  • ~/Library/Containers/com.evernote.Evernote/Data/Library/Application Support/Evernote/accounts/Evernote/
  • Select the folder with the account name of your Evernote
  • Enter purgatory

Hope this helps someone out there, I’ll also haven’t completely managed to get the DropBox syncing to work yet so when I figure that out I’ll step through what I found out.

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