Question How do you recover backed up Samsung Notes files / see their content on PC?

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tesiz22

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May 8, 2021
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According to this post, Samsung Notes stores my data in data/data/com.samsung.android.app.notes, so I backed it up. Though, when I try to restore it on my phone, Samsung Notes crashes. Restoring only SDocData and app-attach directories does not work either as the app shows 0 notes. Restoring the database file leads to a crash again.

It's been also noted in the post that one can view the notes with the .sdoc extension but I was unable to find any raw text in them when opened as .zip archives. There are .dat files inside.

What do I need to do to recover my notes? I have over 300 notes and no cloud backup.
 

AlmaMater

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Sep 13, 2010
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Hello,

Did you try to download the PC app of Samsung notes and login with your Samsung account?
 

tesiz22

Senior Member
May 8, 2021
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Apparently you can view the notes as plain text here but I don't know what this online tool is doing different. When I try to open the same file with vi, I see random strings of characters.
 

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