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My previous Mac's hard drive died, but I had backups, so I am migrating all its data to a new Mac. The only problem: my previous computer had Mountain Lion and the new one has Mavericks, so the data in the Notes app seems to be stored in a different format. In my backup, I see the notes in:

~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes/Data/Library/Notes

And I see these files:

NotesV1.storedata
NotesV1.storedata-shm
NotesV1.storedata-wal

In my new computer, in Mavericks, I see the notes in the same path, but the files are:

NotesV2.storedata
NotesV2.storedata-shm
NotesV2.storedata-wal

So, is there any difference between V1 notes files and V2? Can I just overwrite them with my old note files?

  • If you're actually migrating, presumably it will figure it out. If you're just copying, I wouldn't be so sure. It might offer to update on first launch... – Tetsujin Jul 1 '15 at 13:00
  • Well, I am using the word "migrate", but in truth I'm not using Migration Assistant or anything like that; as I said, my previous Mac died, so I'm copying everything from backups by hand. – PaulJ Jul 1 '15 at 13:12

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