Evernote notes still showing in spotlight even after deletion?

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by DramaLLama, Jan 19, 2014.

  1. DramaLLama macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2011
    Has anyone else and this issue? I am receiving hits in spotlight search on old notes that no longer exist in Evernote. When I click on them Evernote just opens up to the main window, not the note (because the note it's trying to open is not there anymore). I'm not sure whether it is an old tag being detected (that also no longer exists in the Evernote tags) or if it's getting the old note name (aka filename).
  2. maflynn Moderator


    Staff Member

    May 3, 2009
    Did you try to rebuild the spotlight index
    Apple KB

    1. From the Apple () menu, choose System Preferences.
    2. Click Spotlight.
    3. Click the Privacy tab.
    4. Drag a folder or an entire volume (your hard drive) to the list.
    5. If prompted for confirmation, click OK.
    6. Remove the item or volume you just added to the list by clicking it and then clicking the minus ("-") button.
    7. Close Spotlight preferences.
  3. DramaLLama thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2011
    Now it's not showing at all in Spotlight, any way to have it access Evernote again?
  4. Release macrumors member


    Feb 28, 2012
    Have you emptied the trash folder in Evernote? I'll bet it's in there still.
  5. DramaLLama thread starter macrumors 6502

    Feb 6, 2011
    Sorry for not updating this post guys, I actually fixed this issue.

    I uninstalled the App store version of Evernote and deleted ALL the evernote related files on my system.. every single one of them. Then installed the Evernote from the website and now all is working normally.

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