Be smart. Back up your Evernote notebooks

How safe do you reckon your data is when you store them in an Evernote notebook? The surprising answer: Not as safe as you might think. That’s because Evernote isn’t a true backup service. It’s a synching service.

Is it really necessary?

But this isn’t quite as secure as you may think. That’s because Evernote is a synching service, not a backup service. It’s possible for some disaster - whether an accident or the work of a cybercriminal - to erase not only the files on your hard drive, but those stored on Evernote’s servers. Fortunately, tech site How-To Geek explains just how you can create backups of your Evernote notebooks, a way to truly protect your most important data.


How-To Geek runs through several different methods for you to back-up your Evernote notebooks. Some are quite complicated. But one of the simplest ways is to make use of Evernote’s “export” option.

The export option

To do this, right-click on any notebook saved in Evernote. Then select the “Export Notes” option. You can then export the notebook in any of several formats. Should you happen to lose the notebook or the information it includes, you can simply choose to import the previously exported notebook. This will bring in a new version of the notebook that can act as a wholesale replacement for the notebook that you previously lost.

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