How to Import Evernote to OneNote on Windows/Mac
In previous post, we compare Evernote with OneNote. If you decide to migrate from Evernote to OneNote, then this post would be helpful to import Evernote content to OneNote.
Part 1: Import Notes from Evernote to OneNote 2016 for Windows
Step 1. On any Windows PC that has Evernote for Windows installed, visit https://www.onenote.com/import-evernote-to-onenote and then click “Download” the Importer. Your download of the OneNote Importer should start automatically.
Step 2. Install OneNote Importer on your computer.
Step 3. If you have Evernote for Windows installed and you have all of your notes synced locally, then the OneNote Importer will automatically discover your Evernote notebooks. From the list that is displayed, select the Evernote notebooks that you want to import into OneNote.
Step 4. Select the Microsoft Account (Hotmail, Live, or Outlook.com) that you want to use with OneNote.
Step 5. When you’re ready, click “Import”. Once the process is complete, you can view your imported notes in OneNote 2016.
As soon as you finish importing your notes into OneNote, you can easily access them on the Web as well as on Windows, Mac, iOS, and Android.
Part 2: Import Notes from Evernote to OneNote for Mac
The process of importing Notes from Evernote to OneNote on Mac is quite similar with that on Windows.
Step 1: On your Mac that has Evernote installed, visit https://www.onenote.com/import-evernote-to-onenote and then click “Download” the Importer. Your download of the OneNote Importer should start automatically.
Note: If you get an alert that the OneNote Importer is from an unidentified developer, navigate to your Mac’s System Preferences > Security and Privacy, and then select the option to open the Importer from there.
Step 2: When the OneNote Importer has finished downloading, double-click the installer file on your Mac to install the application.
Step 3: If you have Evernote for Mac installed and you have all of your notes synced locally, then the OneNote Importer will automatically discover your Evernote notebooks. From the list that is displayed, select the Evernote notebooks that you want to import into OneNote.
Note: The OneNote Importer won’t be able to automatically locate your notes if you originally installed Evernote from the Mac App Store. You’ll need to download and install Evernote for Mac directly from the Evernote website for the OneNote Importer to successfully find and import your notes.
Step 4: Select the Microsoft Account (Hotmail, Live, or Outlook.com) that you want to use with OneNote and click Import.
As soon as you finish importing notes into OneNote, you can easily access them on the Web as well as Mac, iOS, Windows, and Android.
Part 3: Troubleshooting: OneNote Importer Not working
1. OneNote doesn’t recognize the notebook I’m trying to import
If OneNote rejects a notebook file that you’re trying to import, it’s likely that you’re trying to upload the original Zip file that was created when you previously downloaded the notebook. To solve this issue, double-click to open the original Zip file, and then extract (copy) the notebook folder from the Zip file to any location on your hard drive (for example, the desktop). When the notebook folder has been successfully saved outside of its Zip file, you can import the folder into OneNote.
2. I got an error message saying I don’t have enough space to import my notebook to OneDrive
If your OneDrive account is low on available space, manually delete any unnecessary files from your OneDrive storage (including any failed notebook uploads) and then try importing the notebook folder again.
3. My notebook download doesn’t seem to finish
Over time, notebooks can significantly increase in size, especially if you use OneNote to collect embedded documents, image scans, PDFs, or video and audio clips as part of your notes. Before attempting to download large notebooks, make sure you have several gigabytes (GB) of available space on your computer’s hard drive. If a download is interrupted because you ran out of storage, you’ll need to restart the download again after you’ve recovered enough hard drive space.