How to create import folders in Evernote for Windows

How to create import folders in Evernote for Windows

How to create import folders in Evernote for Windows

Evernote for Windows Desktop lets you save images, PDFs, and other document files to your account through a feature called 'import folders'. Any file you place into an import folders is automatically added to your Evernote account.

  1. Create a new folder somewhere on your Windows PC, in your 'My Documents' folder, for example. Rename it 'Add to Evernote'.
  2. In Evernote for Windows, select Tools > import folders... from the toolbar. Click Add to create a new import folders.
  3. In the 'Browser For Folder' dialog, locate the 'Add to Evernote' folder you’ve just created and click OK. The folder should appear in the import folders list along with a few other options.
  4. If you want Evernote to also import items within subfolders inside the 'Add to Evernote' folder, click No in the 'Subfolders' column, then select Yes from the drop down list.

Note: You can only place one level of subfolders within your import folders. Folders in additional levels of subfolders are not uploaded to your Evernote account.

  1. If you would like to place your imported contents into another notebook, click on the name of the current notebook and select a different notebook from the dropdown list.
  2. By default, Evernote will keep (not delete) items that it imports from import folders. If you'd like files to be deleted from the 'Add to Evernote' folder after they're imported into Evernote, click Keep in the 'Source' column, then select Delete from the dropdown list.
  3. Select OK

Evernote lets you create multiple import folders, so if you want certain types of files to be added to a specific notebook, you could create import folders for each file type. Some users have reported unexpected behavior (for example, repeated imports of the same file) with import folders on Windows computers that run automatic backup or anti-virus software. For best results,configure your backup software and anti-virus applications to ignore any import folders you've created.

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