How to Import .enex Notes into Evernote

By David E. Y. Sarna

Using any Evernote desktop client, you can reimport any archived .enex file that you created into the same account or another account. Here’s how to do it on Windows and on a Mac.

Importing to a Windows PC

To import an .enex archive on a PC, follow these steps:

  1. Choose File→Import→Evernote Export Files.

    A pop-up window appears.

  2. Browse to the.enex file you’d like to import.

  3. (Optional) Import the tags included in your archive file by selecting or deselecting Import Note Tags.

  4. Click Open.

You can import Microsoft OneNote archives the same way. Simply choose File→Import→Microsoft OneNote in Step 1.

Importing to a Mac

To import an .enex archive on a Mac, follow these steps:

  1. Click File→Import Notes for Archive.

    A pop-up window appears.

  2. Browse to the archived file, and click Open.

    You can double-click the file to start it. If you’d like to include tags, select the Import Tags check box at the bottom of the pop-up window.

    The import process begins, and the notes are initially placed in a temporary notebook. A dialog box informs you of this temporary location and gives you the chance to add the notes to a synchronized notebook.