Location of Notes in 10.8?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by newsushi, Sep 24, 2012.

  1. newsushi, Sep 24, 2012
    Last edited: Sep 24, 2012

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    Hi all,

    I just switched over to icloud notes so that notes will sync between my iPhone and computer. When I did that, however, my Mac deleted all of the locally stored notes. I ignored the warning that this would happened because I figured it would be easily to locate the notes in my time machine backup and restore them. Unfortunately, I can't find them anywhere. Can you help me locate my old notes?

    EDIT: Found solution here: https://discussions.apple.com/message/19171700#19171700#19171700

    Solution is to navigate to ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Library/Notes and restore:

    NotesV1.storedata
    NotesV1.storedata-shm
    NotesV1.storedata-wal

    Because of server-side syncing with iCloud, I disabled WiFi before restoring. Upon restarting notes the new notes were gone and the old notes were back. I simply copied them to MS Word and will restore the "new" notes and then manually add the old notes back in via copy/paste from Word.
     

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