Will I be unable to decrypt notebooks if I lose my device?

I have that concern considering that Joplin is based on E2EE.
If I enabled encryption and sync to the cloud storage, then I lose my device, can I use a new device to decrypt data from the storage?

Yes you can, as long as you correctly remember your master key.

@CalebJohn How though? Happend to me, and now I am sitting on a bunch on encrpyted files and the master PW, but no clue how to decrypt my Notebooks. I’ve found no comprehensive guide on how to decrypt whole notebooks.

Help would be much appreciated.
Many thanks.

the easiest method is to simply set up Joplin on a new device. The everything will sync in and as long as you entered the master key it will be decrypted properly.

This is not working for me at all. The dialog to enter the password never comes, and when I synchronize with the folder in file system which contains the encrypted notes, they are just ignored.
Is there any other way to decrypt these notes?
I am not a programmer, and it would be great to get some support here, since there is quite some work in those notes.

I have tried installing and uninstalling several times, copying notes to a new folder, but all to no avail.

You need to complete the synchronisation, so it downloads the master key. Once it’s there it will ask for your password and you can decrypt the notes. If it doesn’t work, please provide a log https://joplinapp.org/debugging

I think it might be useful to have a standalone utility for decrypting files.

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