Evernote crashes or freezes at startup on Mac

I use Evernote on a daily basis for note taking at work. However, recently it started to freeze completely when opening it. It would start syncing and then just stay there until I would force close it.

After searching a little while I found a solution for this in the evernote forums, so if you run into the same problem here's what you can try:

  • Go to /Users/[your-username]/Library/Containers/com.evernote.Evernote
  • Delete all contents of this folder, or even the folder itself (it will be automatically recreated when starting up Evernote)

The Library folder is hidden by default but in Finder you can show it easily by going to View > Show View Options and then checking "Show Library Folder".

After doing this just start up Evernote and it will start syncing all your notes again (which might take a while).

I hope that helps!

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