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  • kev young Level 1 Level 1

    I just tried this too and it worked, all it took was to open Mail and let it refresh the accounts.  Can't understand at all as to why, but glad this is settled. Thanks for the tip.

  • kisuke3 Level 3 Level 3

    Clear the cache ~/Library/Cache

    Repair disk permissions


    Check to see if that fixes the issue

  • computersrinu Level 1 Level 1

    Gee Keith!!! You DA MAN.... This is exactly what I did and it now works... Just had to wait for the mail to update its database (did not even sign into mail).


    Thanks a bunch.... Srini

  • austx75 Level 1 Level 1

    @Keith  Bravo!  Openning Mail first converts the notes database.  Everything's purring agian.  Thanks for sharing.

  • BrianEdwards Level 1 Level 1

    Yes; upgrading Mail solves the problem

  • Geibgb Level 1 Level 1

    Well, open mail preferences, go to the Mailbox menu and choose "rebuild". Then quit and start notes:) Now it's working without any problems. That's a disadvantage of upgrading, if running a clean installation, you can avoid many such troubles.

  • romilar Level 1 Level 1

    Kudos to you, Keith! Solved!! This solution should be shared as much as possible!!

  • LexieCat Level 1 Level 1

    Rebuilding didn't help for me, but what did work was disabling syncing for Notes in Exchange, closing Mail, re-enabling syncing of Notes in Exchange, and then reopening Mail. 


    No more crashing. 

  • Andyjack23 Level 1 Level 1

    JustinIllig - your fix worked for my problem of crashing on spelling errors.


    many thanks for posting

  • Picase55 Level 1 Level 1

    It worked


    Thank you

  • i.user2012 Level 1 Level 1



    Well, open mail preferences, go to the Mailbox menu and choose "rebuild". Then quit and start notes:) Now it's working without any problems.


    and it go


  • raffox2 Level 1 Level 1

    I had the same problem. Just opened Mail, let it upgrade the database and now it works! thank you folks!

  • Digitalabs Level 1 Level 1

    My MBP (late 2008) started crashing since I installed OSX Lion. Then switched to OSX Mountain Lion and everything seemed to be working fine. I ran disk utility and it repaired minor problems. Today it crashed 5 times and counting.



  • stormtroopar Level 1 Level 1

    I try the whole cache delete someone suggest earlier and restarted.  It helped but did not work.  I got Notes to open this time and can see the Notes I made in iOS device, then it crash again.  Then for some reason, not having read the rest of this thread, want to try the new Mail program to see what's different and maybe see the notes in there like before.  Play with Mail, then I try opening Notes again, and Bam, it now works... 


    Then I see all the post you guys made about Mail updating the database.  Now my notes work..  Thanks for all the info!  It is pretty stupid how we have to open Mail for Notes to work and sync.  But at least glad it does work now.  Apple, pls fix things like this.



  • Mandyiscool Level 1 Level 1

    Yes disabling note sync for Exchange account worked for me. After this my Note App is working but I guess this is a workaround I still need my Office Notes which are in the Exchange account anyway thanks for this solution now at least my iCoud notes are available on my MBA