In OS X Lion (10.7) - Where (what file folder and pathname) are the Notes physically stored? Or, any tips on how I could even find the file myself, would be greatly appreciated!

  • Do you mean physically, as in the byte addresses of your hard-drive?
    – Jon
    Jun 24, 2014 at 4:46
  • No not that precise. I just need the folder and pathname of the file(s) that contain the notes, OR some tips on how to find it!
    – D. Ward
    Jun 24, 2014 at 4:52
  • Possible duplicate of Where does OS X Mountain Lion store Notes data?
    – fixer1234
    Mar 3, 2016 at 7:20

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Notes.app stores notes in an SQlite3 database located in


and, if enabled, in an iCloud IMAP folder for sync between devices. You can view the contents of this file using the 'sqlite3' command line tool or, e.g., "SQlite Professional" from the App Store.

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