I have a lot of Notes on my machine which I don't want to loose. It's not logical to export them one by one. Is there any way to export them in one go, which would make me either use them on my new

I learned that I could backup ~/Library/Group Containers/group.com.apple.notes but I am not really sure if this would be helpful. This is what I get as for this directory.

$ du -sh ./*
4.0K    ./Library
256K    ./NoteStore.sqlite
 32K    ./NoteStore.sqlite-shm
3.0M    ./NoteStore.sqlite-wal

I am running macOS Mojave.

  • Welcome to Ask Different :) Did you gave a thought to using iCloud for backing up and restoring Notes? – Nimesh Neema Apr 23 at 18:16
  • Thank you Nimesh! I did, but I don't have space for backing up on iCloud anymore. and I am considering using my own external HD. – Awad Apr 23 at 18:18

You can use a third-party app called Notes Exporter to export all notes in one go. After granting access to the Notes data, the app exports each individual note as a separate text file in the location of your choosing.

The only limitation being that you'll need to re-import them one by one if you wish to use them on a new machine.

A better and much simpler approach, if you have the necessary storage space available would be to use iCloud to sync them to the new machine.

Note: No affiliation whatsoever to the developer of the app.

  • Amazing! that's exactly what I needed. – Awad Apr 23 at 18:45

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