Fix iCloud Duplicate Notes Issues in Mountain Lion

Ever since I upgraded to Mountain Lion, I’ve been facing an issue where in I see multiple copies of every single Note in Notes.app. Initially I thought it might be due to multiple Notes accounts being synced but turned out it was some bug in iCloud that creates multiple duplicate copies of the synced account.

Thankfully, this has a rather straightforward fix (Courtesy: NSLog).

  • Open your favorite Terminal. (If that sounded weird, just open /Applications/Utilities/Terminal.app)
  • Quit Notes.app.
  • Enter ‘rm -rf ~/Library/Containers/com.apple.Notes.’ without the quotes.
  • Done.

This clears up the Notes synced to your Mac and on the next start Notes.app will download new copies with no duplicates!

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