Export notes and notebooks as ENEX or HTML

Using the Evernote app for Mac or Windows, you can export a copy of any note and save it to your computer. You can choose to save your notes as an Evernote XML file (.enex) or as HTML files (.html). To export notes quickly, you can export entire notebooks. This is useful for moving content from one Evernote account to another.

Export your notes to:

  • Create backup copies of your content
  • Merge the contents of two Evernote accounts
  • Move notes from a personal account to a business account

Note: Exporting is only available using the Evernote desktop app.

To export notes or notebooks, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    Evernote for Mac
    1. Select a notebook or the specific notes that you want to export.
    2. Right-click on selected note(s) and select Export....
    3. Select a file format (ENEX, single-page HTML, or multi-page HTML).
    4. Check or uncheck the attributes you'd like to export with your notes (e.g., tags, created date, author).
    5. Click Export. The file will be saved to your computer's desktop.
  • Windows

    Evernote for Windows
    1. Select a notebook or the specific notes that you want to export.
    2. Right-click on selected note(s) and select Export....
    3. Select a file format (ENEX, single-page HTML, or multi-page HTML).
    4. Check or uncheck the attributes you'd like to export with your notes (e.g., tags, created date, author).
    5. Click Export. The file will be saved to your computer's desktop.

A few notes about exporting content:

  • Evernote currently supports exporting up to 100 notes at a time or entire notebooks.
  • If exporting as an ENEX file, you can select the maximum file size of each ENEX file between 300 MB to 2 GB.
  • If exporting as a single-page HTML file, you will receive a single HTML file with all notes and a single folder that contains all note resources (e.g., attachments, files).
  • If exporting as a multi-page HTML file, you will receive an HTML file for each note, a single folder that contains all note resources (e.g., attachments, files), and an index that links all of the HTML files.
  • Attributes will be stored as metadata in the HTML or ENEX file.

To learn how to import notes or notebooks that you've exported, see Import notes and notebooks.

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