Export Evernote to Google Drive for data backup

Everything in Evernote is stored as a note. A note could be a piece of formatted text, a full webpage or webpage excerpt, a photograph, a voice memo, or a handwritten “ink” note. There is barely nothing against Evernote. But though a happy Evernote user as you, knowing how to export data is important. At the very least, you should have a backup under your control. And Google Drive, a cloud platform for creating, sharing and downloading documents online and offline, is a good destination to save the backup. Next, we’ll show you how to export Evernote to Google Drive with Evernote itself.

Export Evernote attachment

You can either export all attachments for all Notes, or do it on a Notebook-by-Notebook basis if you want to keep your structure.

1. Highlight the Notes, on the right-hand-side click the Save Attachments button.

2. Choose a folder on computer or hard drive to save the files to.

3. Upload to Google Drive.

Export all notes or a specific note\ notebook

When you export all notes or a specific note\notebook, you have two options for exporting: HTML or Evernote XML Format (.enex).

1.Export as HTML

Evernote will create an HTML file (basically a web page you can view on your computer) for each note. If the note has attachments, there is a “.resources” folder where the attachments live.

HTNL File
HTML File

2.Export as Evernote XML

If you choose Evernote XML, you get one big XML file. But if you don’t speak XML this isn’t much helpful, though it does preserve all your notes, tags, and data for importing into Evernote or another application. (This makes sense when you just want to backup Evernote to Google Drive, or move Evernote data to other system.)

Here’s an example of what the file looks like if we open it up:

XML File
XML File

In a word, when you export from Evernote to Google Drive with Evernote built-in feature, you can copy the attachment in its native format and then upload to Google Drive, or you can export as HTML files or an .enex backup file. But this is not good enough.

The best solution to export Evernote to Google Drive

Suppose that you want to export all your Evernote data to Google Drive in a way that you can view them as you did in Evernote - a text file note would just be a text file, a PDF would just be a PDF, and a jpg would just be a jpg. In this situation, you need to migrate Evernote to Google Drive, and MultCloud is helpful.

Step 1: Visit MultCloud: https://www.multcloud.com. Create a free account or “experience without signing up”.

MultCloud Sign Up
MultCloud Sign Up

Step 2: In next Window, click “Add Cloud Drives” to select Evernote and click “Next” to go to the next step.

Add Evenote
Add Evernote

Authorize your Evernote account by clicking the “Add Evernote Account” button, and follow the instructions to grant MultCloud access to the account you are connecting to. You can even add two or more Evernote accounts in MultCloud. Then add Google Drive in the same way.

Authorize Account
Authorize Account

Step 3: After you link Evernote to Google Drive, you can directly migrate files from Evernote to Google Drive by clicking “Copy”\“Copy to”, or simply drag and drop files.

Migrate Files
Migrate Files

Tip: If there are amount of notes in Evernote needed to be migrated to Google Drive, we suggest you switch to “Transfer” interface and schedule the task.

Transfer And Schedule
Transfer And Schedule

As you see, MultCloud is a web based multi-cloud manager, which will help you integrate multiple cloud services into one for easier files managing and transferring among them. In this way, you can use it to easily export Evernote to Google Drive, more exactly, sync Evernote to Dropbox, backup Evernote to OneDrive.

*Update: A good news is that MultCloud added Cloud Sync service now. There are eight sync ways in all. And you can try Chrome extension by MultCloud.


Multcloud Key Features

  • Cloud Transfer

    Transfer files in cloud drives, FTP and WebDav for easily file management and information delivery.

  • Cloud Sync

    Sync two clouds or directories in two clouds through two-way sync or one-way sync.

  • Cloud Explorer

    Combine multiple cloud storages into one and manage them like in Windows explorer.