Help Me Find Notes.app Data!

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by Laisha, Jan 13, 2015.

  1. Laisha macrumors member

    Laisha

    #1
    Unfortunately, though I can pull up threads which use the word Notes, I can't find my problem.

    I bought a Mini a few weeks ago, and the Migration Assistant wouldn't work, so I migrated manually. For the most part, this was easy, but I can't find the data from Notes.app so I can copy it from the old iMac to the new Mini.

    Any clues?
     
  2. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    #2
    /Users/<your username>/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Library/Notes

    But seriously easy to do via iCloud - if you don't use iCloud with Notes hard to see why you use it.
     
  3. Laisha thread starter macrumors member

    Laisha

    #3
    Bottom line is that, frankly, I don't understand iCloud.

    Please forgive my ignorance. I'm a grandmother who started computing on DOS, knew COBALT, and only switched to Apple in 2009, so I'm far behind the curve and never know what I should and should not know how to use.

    If I wanted to use iCloud with Notes, how do I set that up?
     
  4. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    Well without knowing what your precise old and new machines and OS' are:

    Setup an AppleID if you don't have one.
    Go into your OLD machine and login with the AppleID in Preferences/iCloud, make sure "Notes" is ticked and it will sync your Notes TO the iCloud.

    Go into your NEW machine and login with the AppleID in Preferences/iCloud, make sure "Notes" is ticked and it will sync your Notes FROM the iCloud.

    Log your OLD machine out of iCloud.
     
  5. simonsi macrumors 601

    simonsi

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    No problem, if you get stuck, come back and we will sort it out.
     

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