Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Backing up your Evernote notebooks isn't overkill. It's Smart.

How safe do you think 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.

Not as safe

This means someone or something could wipe out both the data you’ve stored on your computer or other device and the version of the same data that you’ve stored on Evernote’s servers. And if that happens? That data is gone. Fortunately, the How-To Geek Web site explains how users can back-up Evernote notebooks to provide the utmost protection to their files, photos, reports and videos.

Top protection

You can add an extra layer of security to your Evernote notebooks - and the data they contain - by backing them up. There are various ways to do this - some, as How-To Geek explains, are quite complicated - however, there is one simple option: You can export your Evernote notebooks.

Export/import

To do this, right-click on any notebook saved in Evernote. Then select the “Export Notes� option. Then you're able to export the notebook in any of several formats. Should you happen to lose the notebook or the information it contains, you can simply choose to import the formerly 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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