13 Replies Latest reply: Jun 18, 2009 3:49 AM by Ian Downie
oceanbluesky Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?

thanks

Macbook Pro, Mac OS X (10.5.1)
  • 1. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    Dana Higbee Level 2 Level 2 (180 points)
    In the Mail application - there will a notes section in the left-hand sidebar.
  • 2. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    Jim VanLeeuwen Level 6 Level 6 (18,820 points)
    You access them here:



    They are physically in ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes/Notes.mbox
  • 3. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    jake11 Level 1 Level 1 (30 points)
    I checked the "sync notes" button for this new feature, and poof, my notes have been erased from my phone, and no "notes" mailbox in Mail. The mailbox exists in ~Library/Mail, but there's nothing in it.

    Nice.
  • 4. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    TheSaj Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Where does iTunes save the "Notes" for those of us not blessed with Macs and using PCs?
  • 5. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    SuckaFree Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    The notes on my phone fortunately haven't gotten erased, but they sure haven't synced and don't show in the Mail app, or anywhere. And yes, I know what I'm doing. But if anyone else has had this problem, and fixed it, I could use some help.
  • 6. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    irich25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    outlook then notes is for windows
  • 7. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    pemaleso Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Synched notes works just fine!

    Notes on iphone go to notes in outlook, and the reverse too.

    One of the big corrections on 3.0 - I use lots of notes.
  • 8. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    neilhoop Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My notes have updated both ways after the update. I'm using Outlook 2007. There's a tiny little icon in the bottom left hand corner of the screen that looks like one of those yellow post it notes.
  • 9. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    Venturer Level 1 Level 1 (20 points)
    same here then I went back into itunes and read what I had checked. By placing a check mark, you were replacing notes on phone with notes on computer. Since notes haven't been on computer previously, there are none, so you replaced (so did I) all notes with BLANK!!! I really must get my notes back cos there were some important codes etc......

    Anyone know how?
  • 10. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    Anyisle Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    In iTunes under the Device and the Info tab it says:

    Syncing notes requires Mac OS X 10.5.7 or later.

    That's a shame for the OS X 10.4 community.
  • 11. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    Ian Downie Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    This doesn't work for me, I'm afraid. I've synced over and over again but there is no notes mailbox in Reminders and no Notes.mbox file in ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes/ .

    Perhaps this is because I have multiple email accounts?

    I had only a few notes because I couldn't sync them before (I still can't) and went over to Evernote instead. I emailed these to myself to keep a copy and checked the box in iTunes under Advanced to replace Notes on the iPhone during the next sync only. This had no effect and the notes are still there on my iPhone. I did notice that the account from which the notes were sent was an old POP account that I still keep around for the odd email from someone who doesn't know I have an knew email address - it was the first one I set up on the iPhone.

    I've done the advanced thing three times, and still no Notes appear in Mail.
  • 12. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    danwalton84 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I'm having exactly the same problem. No sign of notes being synced to my mail.app - even though when I sync my iphone in itunes it says 'syncing notes' but they don't appear anywhere! Anyone help?
  • 13. Re: Where does 3.0 save synched Notes on the computer?
    Ian Downie Level 1 Level 1 (25 points)
    Solved now thanks to another discussion.

    Attempting to sync brought up a message 'Syncing Notes' but I couldn't find them.

    A terminal search revealed no sign of Notes.mbox in my ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes folder even after multiple sync attempts. I had a look to see if there was a Notes.imapmbox there as well, as IMAP mailboxes have a different suffix but that wasn't there either.

    The poster advised taking the following steps (first make sure that you have Sync notes checked in the Info tab of iTunes:

    1. eject the iPhone from iTunes and disconnect it from the USB port
    2. force quit iTunes using Command-Q
    3. switch off the iPhone completely
    4. reboot the iPhone
    5. re-connect the iPhone via the USB port
    6. allow the sync to take place

    I had my ~/Library/Mail/Mailboxes folder open in a Finder window and shortly after the sync, up popped Notes.mbox. I still didn't see anything under Reminders in Mail but I selected Mailbox/Rebuild in Mail and now I have Notes available under Reminders. I have five active email accounts, each with a Notes folder available, but the one note I had left after losing all the originals during one of my sync attempts appears under On My Mac.

    To be honest, now I have got it working, I'm not sure how much use it is so I doubt if I will use it. I had thought that it would sync via Mobile Me and that there would be a desktop application to go with the iPhone one, or it would be integrated into iCal.