How to Password-Protect Evernote (Updated)

This is an update to an earlier post, How to Secure Evernote on a Shared Computer, and shows an easier way to open an encrypted version of Evernote data with a simple desktop shortcut.

Secure Evernote with True CryptA few months ago, we explained how to use Evernote and TrueCrypt to secure Evernote on your computer.  This was in response to one of the loudest gripes about Evernote – its inability to natively secure your data, short of locking your user account every time you stepped away from your computer.  One of the commenters to that post, Barry, shared with us a batch file (a text file that runs a series of commands) to make this process even easier to use.  Once set up, it is a two step process: click on an icon, and enter your password.  Doing so automatically opens TrueCrypt, decrypts your data, and then opens Evernote.  The batch file even closes TrueCrypt when you exit Evernote.  Read on for updated instructions that include Barry’s batch file.  Thanks to Barry for sharing this with us.

TrueCrypt is a free open-source disk encryption program, and is available on Windows Vista/XP, Mac OS X, and Linux.  TrueCrypt can be used a few different ways to encrypt data, such as encrypting an entire drive, encrypting a partition, or creating a virtual encrypted disk.  This post will focus on using Evernote along with a virtual encrypted disk created by TrueCrypt.

 

Step 1  – Create a TrueCrypt container

True Crypt container creation Follow the instructions in the TrueCrypt Beginner’s Tutorial to download TrueCrypt and create a TrueCrypt Container.  This tutorial is excellent, and will walk you through these steps with easy-to-follow screenshots in more detail than I could cover here.  Think of a TrueCrypt container to be like a file that sits on your drive, doing nothing, until you tell TrueCrypt to transform it into a "make believe" drive, onto which you can store data just like you would with any other drive.  When you’re done with your session, you tell TrueCrypt to "unmount" this make-believe drive, which transforms it back into a file.  This file is just like any other file, and can be moved, copied, and deleted.  The difference is that it is encrypted, and is worthless without the password that you set when creating it.

There is one important point to remember when creating the container.  Specifically, you will need to decide on a file size for your container.  To decide on the size, take a look at the size of your Evernote database, and then add in some room for growth.  In the Windows 3.1 version of Evernote, you can view your database size by clicking on Tools > Account Properties, and then selecting the Database tab.  In the 3.5 version of Evernote, you can find it by clicking on Tools > Options.  You may also want to allow extra room if you want to save data other than Evernote data to your container.

 

Step 2 – Mount your TrueCrypt container

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If you followed the Tutorial step-by-step, you will have already mounted the container, but if not, make sure your Container is Mounted using steps 13 through 18 of the tutorial.  Take note of the drive letter you use, as you will need this when configuring Evernote in the next step.  Also, you should hereafter ALWAYS mount your TrueCrypt container to that drive letter, since that is the location to which Evernote will look for its database.

 

Step 3 – Configure Evernote

evernoteoptions Once your TrueCrypt Container is created, it is time to configure Evernote.  If Evernote is already installed on your machine, you will need to move the database onto the virtual drive you created in Step 2 (i.e. where you mounted your container).  In the current Windows version of Evernote, you can do this by selecting Tools > Options, and then clicking on the "Change . . ." button in the General tab.  After clicking this button, simply navigate to and select the desired location on your virtual drive.  If you’re installing Evernote for the first time, you can install Evernote with the default settings, and then relocate your database file as noted above.

 

Step 4 – Create the Batch File

Now it is time to turn your work into an easy-to-open shortcut, using Barry’s batch file.  To do that, first create a batch file (in the next step, we’ll modify it).  Do this by opening a text editor, such as Notepad, and enter the following five lines (the formatting of this site breaks up line 4.  Line 4 should start with the word "start" and end with "evernote.exe"):

c:
cd\"program files\truecrypt"
TrueCrypt /v "C:\Documents and Settings\USERNAME\My Documents\TC" /l p /auto /q
start /DC:\ "Program Files\Evernote\Evernote3.5\" /B /WAIT "C:\Program Files\Evernote\Evernote3.5\evernote.exe"
truecrypt /d p /q

 

Once you’re done, save the batch file with the name EN.BAT (or a name of your choosing).

 

Step 5 – Modify the Batch File

You’ll have to edit the batch file to point to your Evernote (EN) installation, & wherever your Truecrypt (TC) volume (i.e. the container you made in Step 1) is located. The batch file above points to an Evernote 3.5 installation, and to a TrueCrypt volume located in the "My Documents" folder.  Change these lines to reflect the locations on your system.  In my situation, I had to change the third line to point to my TrueCrypt volume, and change both references to Evernote.

 

Step 6- Create a New Shortcut to Start Evernote

After you’ve tested the batch file to make sure that it works, you may want to tuck it away somewhere safe, and create a shortcut to it.  Right-click on the batch file, and select "Create Shortcut."  Then right-click on the shortcut, select the shortcut tab, and select the "Change Icon" button at the bottom.  Click the browse button, navigate to the Evernote folder, and select the Evernote icon.  Or, you can select an icon of your choosing.

 

That’s it – you’re done!   Now, when you use the icon that you created, you will be prompted for a password, after which TrueCrypt will automatically decrypt your data and Evernote will open.  When you exit Evernote, TrueCrypt will automatically encrypt your data, and exit.  It is a smooth and easy process, and has made me much more comfortable with the security of my Evernote installation.

 

If you give this a try, let us know in the comments how you make out, or if you have any questions.  If you have another method to secure Evernote, please let us know.

Evan Kline

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  3. I’m not entirely sure where I consider my Evernote data most likely to be compromised: At home, or at the Evernote data center where they store it unencrypted (except the notes that I decide to encrypt).

    But TrueCrypt could be a good idea to look into. I don’t know how well it runs on Mac though, consdering my workflow. Evernote pretty much runs 99% of the time my Mac is on.
    .-= Klaus @ TechPatio´s last blog ..Apple vs Adobe – Six Battle Shoothout =-.

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  6. Evan,

    I have been looking at Evernote with some interest. My problem with it, and which (I believe) is not solved with your excellent Truecrypt/Batchfile scheme, is that once Evernote is opened, whether shrouded within Truecrypt or not, will still phone the mothership and send your unencrypted(?) stuff to the Evernote data centers. Your stuff may be safe locally, but your stuff is still vulnerable in the cloud. If you want to scan your credit card or bank statements and add them to an Evernote notebook, don’t.

    To be sure, I am not against the cloud; putting a Truecrypt container in a Dropbox account and keeping your bank statements in a file/folder structure within that container I would regard as just fine.

    Just found your site. Excellent stuff!

    Ken

  7. I ended up simply using an encrypted sparsebundle on the Mac and putting my Evernote folder in there. The system would then automatically mount it whenever I logon, as Evernote always runs anyway. So the only way somebody could locally access my Evernote data is by knowing my Mac OS X password, if they don’t, the encrypted sparsebundle will be locked.

    Of course there’s still the possiblity of somebody cracking the Evernote account password and viewing all the unencrypted notes online, but I don’t think that’s too likely. Besides, I don’t have any sensitive information stored in Evernote (except plain text, which is then further encrypted within Evernote). Documents etc. are scanned to 1Password which encrypts everything and doesn’t store it unencrypted anywhere.

    • Thanks for sharing, Klaus. I’m not a Mac user, but it sounds like a good system. I do wish Evernote would build in a way to encrypt note attachments within the app, so sensitive data could be stored on their servers.

  8. Klaus and Evan,

    Thanks for this thread. I had not heard of sparsebundles. Let me pose a question:

    I want to put a secure “disk” in the cloud. A Truecrypt container in a Dropbox folder works, but the container, to be useful, would be say 100MB (and better 1GB). Even a 50KB file change in the container invokes a sync of the whole 100MB (or 1GB) file, right? Truecrypt does not use bundling tech, right?

    Also, I work on Macs and PCs (not so much Unix anymore) so I want cross platform support. Thus, a sparsebundle solution that is PC friendly would be outstainding.

    The other way to go is USB flash drive. This seems eminently more manageable. Start with a truecrypt container on the stick, open anywhere.

    Don’t much care for trusting a cloud vendor with my stuff. Even if they’re careful, they could be sold.

    Thanks again.

    Ken

    • Kenneth,

      I’ve been searching for an answer to your question about whether Dropbox would need to upload the entire container each time a change was made to the container contents. There seems to be some confusion out there, but I have found some discussions say that Dropbox uses block level syncing, meaning that instead of looking at files, it only transfers the piece of the file that changed. So, some people are saying that it will see your container as a bunch of bits, and only sync the changed bits. I’m not so sure though, and would love to hear from someone who has tried this.

      • Evan,

        Since I am interested anyway, I’ll do a little breadboarding on my own. I’ll let you know the results

        Ken

      • I have conducted a small experiment.

        On a Macbook, I created four Truecrypt containers named (and sized) 10MB, 20MB, 40MB, 80MB within my Dropbox folder. I actually did not time their original Dropbox sync times upon creation, though I did note casually that each took quite a bit longer than the previous. I was/am not interested in that stat anyway because that is a one-time event. BTW, please note that my connection is Sprint cellular, not broadband, so times may seem slow.

        I found an 8MB tree of files, mostly PDFs, to which I added a two sentence editable text file. I did nothing else on my computer during this experiment. In each case I mounted one Truecrypt filesystem, copied the dirtree, and timed the Dropbox sync time (until I got the green checkmark).

        Interestingly, no syncing appeared to be initiated until I quit Truecrypt. No syncing took place even after I dismounted the TC filesys! Only upon a total quit. Hmmm.

        In all four TC filesys, the 8MB dirtree upload took approx. 2min 15sec. In my experience with the Sprint cellular service, this is just about right for a normal 8MB download.

        Next, in each case, one mount point at a time, I added one sentence to my text file. In each case, I again had to quit TC to initiate the sync, and in each case the sync took about 10 seconds.

        Third, in each case, one TC mount point at a time, I deleted the whole 8MB dirtree. Again, I quit TC, and each sync took about 10 seconds. Note that it did not take 2 minutes, ie, it did not have to “unwind” the dirtree.

        For me, all of this is great news. The Truecrypt container, no matter the size, does not act like a regular file in terms of cloud-syncing (unlike say a 50MB Quickbooks file would, er, I think). Small changes mean small sync times. In other words, the TC container actually behaves like a file system and not just a big file, reporting sync-able changes proportionate to the actual size of the change.

        Yeah!

        Ken

      • Awesome news, Ken! Thanks for doing all the work and reporting back. I may have to modify my workflow a bit. Today, I was scanning some bank statements and credit card statements. I encrypted each PDF individually, and then uploaded them to Evernote, giving each item a descriptive title. Using Dropbox for select items like that might be quicker. Something for me to chew on.

  9. Hello there,

    tricky question here.

    I’m planning on migrating my home computer to a Mac. The question is, will I be in trouble with my truecrypt+dropbox+evernote thing? I understand that once my truecrypt container is mounted, all I get is a FAT or NTFS partition to the OS eyes, right?

    Frankly, I find it such a shame that the end-user has to start fumbling around with this geek stuff. I’m disappointed with Evernote and I’m on the look for some secure alternative.

    I will not renew my Evernote premium subscription this time. Not to mention how much time I’ve wasted already with this and how much this puts me off when intending to use Evernote as it has became rather un-natural. Moreover, my files are not available on my iPhone which is also a shame (that I can live with though).

    • just to complete my post. After migrating my environment will be:

      - iPhone
      - Win XP at work
      - Mac OSx at home

      Thanks

      • Hi Marc. You have a couple of alternatives on the Mac. You could use the OS’s built-in support for sparsebundles and sparse images, and put your database in one of those. You would then need to either set the image to mount when you login, or remember to mount it when starting Evernote.

        Another option, although not free, is to use Espionage. It has built in support for Evernote, and will encrypt all the Evernote stuff. I do find that I have to exit the clipper to get it to completely shut down, though, if I want to walk away from my computer before logging out.

  10. Evan,

    I may be wrong but that doesn’t sound to be cross-platform compatible, does it? Once I mount the container on Mac OS can Evernote for Mac access the database with no trouble?

    I’m just worried the evernote+TC thing won’t be supported when accessing the database from those two differnt OSs…

    Thanks,

    • I misunderstood your original comment Mark. To move to a Mac, I’d simply resync with the Evernote servers after installing Evernote on your Mac. I think I had set up my encrypted container before I started using Evernote on my Mac, and pointed the database to the container in Evernote’s settings (this was before I started using Espionage).

      You’d use one method (sparseimage) on Mac, and another (TrueCrypt) on Windows. The database on each computer would stay in sync by syncing with the Evernote servers- they wouldn’t really see each other at all, even though they’d stay up to date with each other each time you sync with Evernote’s servers. Maybe I’m still not understanding your question. If so, let me know.

  11. It’s always tricky to drill down into the details when one is using a foreign language ;)

    Let’s see if I can clarify my question. I currently have two MS Windows XP computers from which I access the native app from Evernote. I do so following the steps detailed on this article which means that I have local notebooks stored encrypted on truecrypt containers. Those containers are synced with dropbox. I access Evernote either from my professional computer or from my personal computer but, as I said, both OS are Windows.

    So far so good, but now I bring another OS into the game: Mac OS. The question is: what happens to my Evernote ecosystem when intending to access those containers -created under a Windows OS- once I decrypt them (assuming they are of course in sync with Dropbox) whit truecrypt? Will Mac OS see a remobable FAT/NTFS attached? will it be able to RW that filesystem with no problem?

    Puff, I hope I managed to get to the point now… :)

    thanks in advance,

    PS: Let me just stress how much I hate to fumble around with things that I expect someone else should have addressed already.

    • I think I understand now Marc – you are not syncing with Evernote, but instead just using local notebooks.

      I can’t give you a definitive answer to your question, unfortunately. I would think that once the container was mounted, the contents could be synced across platforms with no problem using Dropbox. If you’re trying to sync the container itself, then I’m not sure if a Truecrypt container would sync across platforms or not.

      Is there a reason that you don’t use Evernote to sync? Is it the lack of encryption on their end that worries you? That would solve some headaches for you, if you allowed everything to sync with Evernote after the drive was mounted on each machine.

  12. Hi Evan,

    I don’t trust evernote, that’s why I’m using dropbox+truecrypt+local notebooks, yes. This way I can have my sensitive information dropbox-synced across multiple computers using truecrypt containers which hold my local notebooks.

    I just fear that the Mac OSx version of Evernote won’t be able to “understand” the local notebooks that I’ve previously created with my current windows version of Evernote…

    I’m pretty sure that dropbox won’t represent any issue because it will just sync my files across differnt OSs. What I’m unsure about is whether Evernote for Mac will be able to understand what his brother (windows version) will produce… :(

    what a hassle, seriously… not to mention that Evernote for iPhone has become almost useless now :(

  13. Kenneth Greenlee

    Marc and Evan,

    Since I am still signed up for comment alerts, I see that this thread has reawakened.

    Marc, if you look up at my Oct 27, 2010 comment, after scanning the Evernote agreement, it actually says (this is from memory) that it will scan your folder in order that it can heuristically suggest other things you might be interested in. No thanks.

    As a sidenote, people (teachers, employers, etc) seem heck-bent on organizing their student and employee evaluations in Evernote and other things. You can see the privacy problem there I hope. Ugh.

    In the meanwhile, since I have commented here, I have stopped thinking about the solution to Marc’s problem (because it is in fact my problem too, or a close variant anyway).

    Long before this thread, I have thought of NAS (Networked Attached Storage). This solves so many things, first and foremost it is NOT A KLUGE.

    Stick your NAS (I like the Synology 411slim, though have purchased nothing) in the DMZ of your home router, and your files are “with you” wherever you are in the world, and also not with you at TSA (and other border) checkpoints, or any other points of (il)legal seizures (not that any of us here is doing illegal stuff; you have heard that Michigan cops are datadumping smartphones at routine traffic stops?).

    NASes serve all filesystems, as well as ftp, http, home video, music, surveil cams, yadda, yadda, yadda.

    You can still cloak everything in Truecrypt, AND mirror your Truecrypt file nightly safely behind the firewall onto a dumb (but secure and off the Internet) external HD.

    So why haven’t I done it? Meh. I’m pretty lazy really.

    Ken

  14. Hi Kenneth,

    you are raising interesting points, thank you.

    Know what? I purchased a NAS device in 2009 and I must say I’m not fully using it. My humble opinion is that I can’t compare to Evernote featurewise (iPhone native support, image parsing, etc).

    I see where you are comming from, it is quite scary that all of the sudden TSA can simply decide they want to see your data regardless of your opinion. Is it worth jeopardizing your documents for just iPhone native suport or image recognition… Buh, good question.

    I didn’t know the world Kluge, I had to look it up ;) frankly, I don’t like being forced to fumble around with geeky stuff in my leaisure time. What I’ve set up in order to be a little confident with my data and Evernote is a huge KLUGE and I don’t like it. Not to mention that now a days, since it is sooo complicated to get started, I rarely use Evernote anymore.

    It is a pity, really. Evernote could have been become such a powerful tool for me, but I feel unconfortable about it. It makes me sad. I bet you that not many people have actually stopped and considered what they actually do with their data…

    • Marc and Kenneth,

      I have heard the Evernote guys say that if it is something you wouldn’t put in email, then don’t put it in Evernote. I try to keep that in mind. Frankly, if somebody accesses my cable bill, it doesn’t really matter. More sensitive stuff, I encrypt before dumping it into Evernote. I’ve been using these tools:

      http://www.40tech.com/2010/05/02/3-free-tools-to-encrypt-individual-evernote-notes/

      I’ve had my eye on one of the Synology devices for a while, Kenneth. They look pretty sweet. The nice thing about uploading your stuff to Evernote is that your images and documents get OCR’d by their servers, making search more useful.

      If their servers are scanning my stuff to show me offers, that’s not great, but it’s no different than what Gmail does now with my messages. I get enough out of Evernote to make it worth it, but I recognize that it is a personal decision, and respect those who don’t feel comfortable with that.

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  16. Slightly off topic… data stored in the android app is not secure. So even if you have password protection on the actual app, a thief would still be able to see individual notes on the SD card.

    I use a seperate encryption app called ‘droid crypt’. You can encrypt the entire evernote folder on the SD card. I’m not sure if there’s a way of automatically encrypting the SD card once you exist the evernote app. So I’ve been manually encrypting each time I make a change.

    • Thanks for the heads up, mohammed. Good to know. It is disappointing that the Evernote guys aren’t a bit more hard core about the security of local data, and we have to rely on third party measures instead.

  17. One should also check the drive letter in the batch file. The script as cited in your text mounts as drive P. You can change the drive letter by modifying the /l flag (line 3) and the /d flag (line 5).

  18. I’m experimenting with a cloud storage/sync service called Spideroak. Which states that they use the “Zero Knowledge” of your data. Meaning that the data gets encrypted prior to getting updated or uploaded to the Spideroak servers.
    Here’s my workflow.
    1) Initiate a “first” backup of my Evernote folder off of on PC.
    2) Establish a “sync” job with my other two PC’s, synchronizing the Evernote folder that is the backup on the Spideroak servers.
    3) Anytime changes are made to either of the 3 PCs will get updated on the Spideroak servers and in turn synchronized again with the other two PC.

    Since I’m still in the experimental stage, I imagine one of the potential issues is going to be that might have to wait for the sync to complete before using the other PC’s…
    Please stay tuned.
    In a few days I’ll provide everyone with the results of this experiment.

  19. Well, I’m reporting back to everyone about my experiment with synchronizing Evernote via the Spideroak cloud servive, which is a service that encrypts your data before it leaves your PC, thus in theory making your data secure (a concept called Zero Knowledge).

    In theory this works real well (see my workflow in my earlier post). I was able to upload the Evernote folder from two laptops then I set up the sync between the two.

    The next step was to use Evernote as usual. The difference is that I created a notebook and set it up as a local notebook, thus it would not sync with the Evernote servers. I added some notes to the local notebook as well as the cloud notebooks, and closed Evernote.

    Spideroak detected the change and initiated the Evernote sync I had established where it would upload the changed files in the Evernote folder and then in turn download them unto the second laptop when I opened it up.

    The process works fine (well, in a way). However here is one issue I have with it:
    The current size of the Evernote files that needed to be sync’d is about 200 MB’s for now and it is growing. It took a couple of hours for the sync process to complete. So if you have to use Evernote on your second laptop, you would have to wait until the sync is complete before doing so.

    I wished Spideroak, updated only the changed portion of the files maybe that would make it more practical but I’m not sure if this is even possible..

    Anyway, if anyone has any more suggestion, I’d love to hear from you. Thanks

    • Ah, darn. That would make it a bit impractical, and it also would really chew up the bandwidth pretty quickly.

      For now, I have no problem just using the Evernote servers. If I have something really sensitive, then I just encrypt the contents of that note.

      • On more update (or SOLUTION this time) about having a place to encrypt your stuff using OneNote and SpiderOak. I have tested this on Win PCs and iPhone/iPad only using MobileNoter App which you can sync over WiFi only if you want to for added security. Thus the only data that is in the cloud is the encrypted SpiderOak Data.

        After giving up on Evernote, I started experimenting with Microsoft’s OneNote (2007 or 2010 will work)

        OneNote break down you notebooks into seperate files making the synchronization much faster.

        So,
        1) I have structured my notebooks the same way I did with Evernote (any organizational notebook structure will work) You can actually (painlessly) import your Evernote notebooks directly into OneNote (look for Ever2One Converter Free software).

        2) Create one Unique Notebook on each of your PC’s.

        3) Initiate a backup of your OneNote folder on each of your PCs to SpiderOak

        4) Create a Sync Job for the OneNote folders between all of your PCs.

        When working on one of your PC, set up your default Notes Inbox to your Notebook specific PC (Mine are Dell Notebook Inbox & Samsung Notebook Inbox correspondingly).

        The rationale behind creating and using a PC Specific notebook for each PC is to streamline the sync process and avoid having to wait for the sync of the PC that you are not currently using to complete before you can use OneNote on your other PC

        I know that may sound confusing, but I’m one month into it now and it is working flawlessly so far.

        I still have my Evernote Now Free account for quick clipping of non encrypted stuff as well.

        I hope someone finds this helpful.

      • Awesome, Bassam. I don’t use OneNote, so thanks for sharing this for folks who do.

  20. Hi Evan, I’ve just switched from Windows XP to Windows 7 and I found that the BAT script is not working anymore. Seems that Windows 7 ignore the wait command so even before I enter my truecrypt password, Windows already run the next command which starts truecrypt in unmounted drive. Is this happens to you also? Thanks

    • Hi aadrian. It is still working OK for me on my Windows machine. I think I may have tweaked things at one point. Here is my current BAT file:

      c:
      cd\”program files\truecrypt”
      TrueCrypt /v “C:\USERS\ejkli\My Documents\Evernote\TC” /l p /auto /q
      start /DC:\ “Program Files\Evernote\Evernote\” /B /WAIT “C:\Program Files\Evernote\Evernote\evernote.exe”
      truecrypt /d p /q

      It looks like in a couple of places I had to change the file paths to point to the new location of the Evernote program and data file, but the WAIT command seems to be working OK for me.

      • Hi Evan,

        I suffer a similar problem; I have recently upgraded my system from windows 7 to windows 8. The shortcut for evernote worked perfectly on windows 7, but in windows the Truecrypt popup comes up and a second later Evernote get started (before a password is entered in Truecrypt), resulting in a unmounted-evernote-error. Any idea how to fix this?

        Thanks.

      • Unfortunately, no. I’m all Mac on my home machines, and moved to the web interface on my work machine. I’ve also gotten away from storing any sensitive data in Evernote, so security has become a little bit less of a concern for me since I posted this article. I hope you can find a solution. If you do, let us know.

  21. Fantastic – works great!!

    It takes a while to load but I presume this is the size of my image.

    • I’m glad to hear that this still works, Martin. My main machines are Macs now, and I use an app called Espionage to get the same effect, but it’s good to hear that this still works.

  22. Here is a completely awesome way to to this over at BigByte Technologies. Designed specifically to use TrueCrypt with Evenote.
    http://www.bigbytetech.ca/software/evernote-truecrypt-launcher

  23. Hello!

    I am pretty frustrated. been trying to make this work FOREVER. but everytime there is an error when I try to open the batch file. It says cannot find files.

    I have my trucrypt on E.

    Here is what I put into notepad:

    c:
    cd\”program files\truecrypt”
    TrueCrypt /v “C:\Users\Shreyamal\Documents\Evernote Volume” /l e /auto /q
    start /DC:\Program Files (x86)\Evernote\Evernote4.5.10\” /B /WAIT “C:\Program Files(x86)\Evernote4.5.10\Evernote.exe”
    truecrypt /d e /q

    can you please help? I have wasted so much time trying to figure this out (me not being a huge computer tech like you lol)

  24. Well, with TrueCrypt having just been shut down, this article is no longer a viable solution. Too bad, as it was an excellent utility to use with Evernote.

    • The whole TrueCrypt thing is a strange story, Ed. It looks like others may carry it forward, although at this point I’m not sure that I’d trust it. I wish the developers would speak out with a few more details (specifically, whether they actually know of vulnerabilities, or their statement that it might not be secure is just forward thinking because they’re not updating it any longer).

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