Be smart. Back up your Evernote notebooks

You might think that you’ll never need to back up files, images or videos that you save in an Evernote notebook. Since of course, not only will your files be stored on your own computer or device, they’ll also be stored on Evernote’s own servers.

Is it really necessary?

You could very well be wondering: Do I have to back up my Evernote notebooks? How-To Geek would answer with an emphatic “yes!” The reason being Evernote isn’t a backup system. It’s a synching system. In a worst-case scenario, Evernote’s remote file store could be wiped. Then, the local file store can be wiped, too.

Protecting yourself

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 accomplish this – some, as How-To Geek explains, are quite complicated – however, there is one simple option: You can export your Evernote notebooks.


One of the easiest ways to do this is to export your notebooks. This can be done by right-clicking on any notebook and selecting “Export Notes.” You can now export your notebook in a wide variety of formats. Then, if you lose the data in a notebook, you can import the exported notebook as what How-To Geek calls a wholesale replacement for the missing notebook.