Hi I've done something rather foolish and lost important notes that I wrote in Apple notes (not sticky notes). I have sometimes used appcleaner to get rid of minor apps that I have tried out and since I didn't do a clean install of Mavericks I found it useful for mopping up duplicate apps. I have had two versions of notes appear on my alfred app search, the new one and one with a barred circle on. I decided to use appcleaner to remove this old copy. As many of you may know this isn't a good idea because appcleaner has been known to interfere with important files. I moved the following files and folders into my recycle bin with appcleaner and moved them to my desktop when I realised my mistake (as no notes were now viewable on my existing version of notes): com.apple 12-32-58-493.Notes (folder) com.apple 12-32-58-571.Notes (folder) com.apple.Notes (folder) com.apple.Notes 12-32-58-513.mdimporter (plugin) com.apple.Notes.help com.apple.Notes.savedState Notes (old version of app) Notes_96F828C4-CBA8-5D94-BDDA-DB97EE22F381.plist Unfortunately I am unable to simply 'put back' these files from trash as I have moved them out of trash onto my desktop (again rather foolishly). Essentially I need to know where to move these in order to get my notes back. I had assumed it would be easier to import this data from one file or plist or something like safari bookmarks. I've also come across the following answer about how to restore notes. http://apple.stackexchange.com/questions/111264/how-to-recover-missing-notes-since-mavericks-update I am able to locate the NotesV1.storedata NotesV1.storedata-shm and NotesV1.storedata-wal files in my Library and then Notes folder but am unsure as to how I 'restore' these files to notes. Thanks for any help you can provide, so far I have found little to no information as to how notes are moved between macs etc.