How to Archive an Evernote Notebook

By Jon Stefansson

Evernote is an application for Macintosh OS X, Windows, iPad, iPhone, Blackberry and Android that "clips" Web pages into a virtual scrapbook. The software is great for remembering information and making notes; once clipped, the Web site, video or picture is accessible offline on your computer and on any mobile devices connected to your Evernote account. The application does not have a specific "archive" function, but Evernote staff have suggested a way of achieving the desired result by exporting your notebooks on your home computer.

Things You'll Need

  • External hard drive/pen drive (if necessary)

Step 1

Start Evernote on your Windows or Macintosh OS computer. Your notebooks appear in list form on the left side of the Evernote window.

Step 2

Right-click the notebook you want to archive. Select "Export Notes" from the menu.

Step 3

Make sure "Evernote XML Format (.enex)" is showing in the "Format" drop-down menu. Save the file to your computer's hard disk.

Step 4

Drag and drop the ".enex" file to an external hard drive or pen drive using Windows Explorer or Macintosh Finder.

Step 5

Right-click the notebook in Evernote a second time. Select "Delete Selected Notebook."

Step 6

Click "Delete" to confirm the action. The notebook data is safely stored in an ".enex" file off your hard disk until you next need the information.