Location of Notes in 10.8?


macrumors newbie
Original poster
Aug 16, 2011
Hi all,

I just switched over to icloud notes so that notes will sync between my iPhone and computer. When I did that, however, my Mac deleted all of the locally stored notes. I ignored the warning that this would happened because I figured it would be easily to locate the notes in my time machine backup and restore them. Unfortunately, I can't find them anywhere. Can you help me locate my old notes?

EDIT: Found solution here: https://discussions.apple.com/message/19171700#19171700#19171700

Solution is to navigate to ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Library/Notes and restore:


Because of server-side syncing with iCloud, I disabled WiFi before restoring. Upon restarting notes the new notes were gone and the old notes were back. I simply copied them to MS Word and will restore the "new" notes and then manually add the old notes back in via copy/paste from Word.
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