How can I recover Notes data from Time Machine?

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  1. fridayxiii macrumors member

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    #1
    Apologies if this is the wrong forum. Mods: move if needed...

    I did a clean install of Yosemite to my MacBook and almost immediately after, deleted an important Note by accident.

    I have a Time Machine backup from before the upgrade to Yosemite and delete action. Is there a way I can get the Notes data from this backup, even by copying some files to a flash drive or something similar?

    I opened the Notes from the TM backup (at least I tried/thought I did) but only saw current info, like it was accessing my current Notes.

    Thanks.
     
  2. NoBoMac macrumors 6502a

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    The folder/directory

    ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Library/Notes

    Contains the binary database containing the notes. Can maybe replace that folder with an older version, copy/paste the contents of the missing notes to TextEdit, then restore current notes data folder, create new note with contents copy/pasted.

    Maybe.
     
  3. fridayxiii thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks for the reply.

    I found some similar info via Google but the big problem is that I cannot find the Containers directory in my backup.

    username/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Library/Notes

    The trail goes cold after .../library/... I see Compositions, then CoreData :(
     
  4. Bruno09 macrumors 68020

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    Are you in the user's Library ?

    I don't think so...

    In Finder, menu bar / Go, press the Alt key to reveal the user's library.

    Click on "Library".

    Then, enter Time Machine interface.
     
  5. scf1234 macrumors newbie

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    IT WORKED.


     

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