Import notes and notebooks

Import notes and notebooks
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Import notes and notebooks

You can import (restore) previously exported notes and notebooks into Evernote using one of our desktop applications. The imported notes will automatically be placed in a new notebook titled "Import [file_name]" (Mac) or "Imported notes" (Windows). From there, you can move or copy them to any notebook of your choice. You can only import content using Evernote for Mac or Windows.

To learn how to export your notes, see Export notes.

To import your ENEX files, follow the steps for your operating system below.

  • Mac

    The new Evernote for Mac

    1. Select File > Import... from the menu bar.
    2. Locate and select the ENEX (.enex) file you want to import.
    3. Click Open. Tags will automatically be imported.


    Older version of Evernote for Mac

    1. Select File > Import Notes from the menu bar.
    2. Locate and select the ENEX (.enex) file you want to import.
    3. Optional. Check the Import tags option if you want to import the tags.
    4. Click Open.
  • Windows

    The new Evernote for Windows

    1. Select File > Import... from the menu bar.
    2. Locate and select the ENEX (.enex) file you want to import.
    3. Click Open. Tags will automatically be imported.


    Older version of Evernote for Windows

    1. Select File > Import > Evernote Export Files from the menu bar.
    2. Locate and select the ENEX (.enex) file you want to import.
    3. Optional. Check the Import note tags option if you want to import the tags.
    4. Click Open.

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