This is a problem I’ve only ever had on Windows 7 but I gather it can affect you on XP too.

If Evernote says

Synchronization failed, could not connect to Evernote server

and you aren’t sure why because everything else seems to work on the internet, go to Tools menu, Options, then the General tab and then click on “Log folder”.

If in recent logs you can see

Windows Internet subsystem is in offline mode

chances are that Internet Explorer is in offline mode. Fire up Internet Explorer, verify that it is browsing the web again, and you should find that Evernote is working again too and will connect to the servers and update.

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15 thoughts on ““Could not connect to Evernote server” fix

  • June 15, 2011 at 7:52 am

    Thanks, it worked.

  • June 15, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    Good! :-)

  • June 16, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    OMG! What a fix!
    Thanks. matey! It worked like a charm!

  • September 16, 2011 at 5:52 am

    Thanks for the fix, all is well now!

  • December 7, 2011 at 10:34 pm

    Thanks a lot for your information, I am able to solve the problem in my system

  • December 30, 2011 at 2:33 am

    Thank you very much! Worked perfectly.

  • January 3, 2012 at 6:23 am

    Alternatively, restarting computer also works, though I like yours better.

    Cheers :)

  • January 3, 2012 at 6:25 am

    Haha, the old “turn it off and on again” :-)

    I should have tried that first, eh?

  • January 8, 2012 at 5:49 am

    thanks man.. worked like a charm

  • March 23, 2012 at 9:13 am

    thank youu. i solve why my evernote can’t synchronize and why my YM can’t connect. it’s worked!!

  • April 1, 2012 at 12:03 pm

    worked dude, thanks a lot

  • April 7, 2012 at 7:19 am

    Finally it worked!

    sweet and simple…you are da man Tom ;)

  • October 1, 2012 at 10:08 am

    Thanks Tom. My IE wasn’t in offline mode, but for some reason the connection settings had been changed. I fixed those, got IE working again, and then evernote synced fine.

    Thank you! :)

  • October 1, 2012 at 1:31 pm

    No problem! Sounds like you fixed it yourself though, not me :)

  • December 12, 2012 at 1:15 pm

    Thank you so much. It does work.

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