Import Mountain Lion notes to Snow Leopard?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Huliodude, May 16, 2013.

  1. Huliodude macrumors member

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    #1
    Let's see if any smarty pants knows how to do this. I looked around on the net but couldn't find the answer anywhere.

    I've been running Mountain Lion on my machine since last October. After all these months, I decided I like Snow Leopard better, and downgraded the machine. I've got everything back up and running pretty smoothly with the use of a Time Capsule. One small problem though.

    When I was running Mountain Lion, I had most Notes stored in gmail imap, syncing to my iphone.

    However I had some sensitive info Notes that I left stored locally on my machine only.

    When I downgraded to snow leopard, I can't find the notes in the time machine backup of my mountain lion setup, and even if I could, I don't know if they're in the same format that snow leopard notes uses. Notes is built into mail in snow leopard.

    Anyone know what folder they'd be stored in? And if so, how do I import them into snow leopard's mac mail?

    Thanks!

    Huliodude.
     
  2. MacForScience macrumors 6502

    MacForScience

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    USA
    #2
    I would check in your backup:
    ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Library/Notes
    There should be three files:
    NotesV1.storedata
    NotesV1.storedata-shm
    NotesV1.storedata-wal
    The question is can you get the data out of them? I would try something like TextWrangler, and changing the file extension. (Be sure to duplicate the files before you try to modify them.)

    Cheers
     
  3. mookee macrumors newbie

    mookee

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    Mar 13, 2016
    #3
    hi

    i know its late, but did you have any luck. am in the exact same situation now and textwrangler doesnt show any reasonable infos from my 3 mountainlion notes backupfiles

    BIG HELP PLEASE!!!!(
     

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