Where are my notes saved on Android?

Papyrus stores notes, notebooks, and associated information in a combination of internal database and files (depending on the version). This data is stored in the application private data and is not intended to be modified outside of Papyrus. If you wish to backup your notes, please see this article.

Papyrus 0.5.0 and later

Starting with Papyrus 0.5.0, Papyrus data is stored in a database and data folder in the application private data (not on the external storage or SD card).

Advanced Users

The database file can be found at (requires root):

/data/data/com.steadfastinnovation.android.projectpapyrus/databases/papyrus.db

and the data directory at (requires root):

/data/data/com.steadfastinnovation.android.projectpapyrus/files/data/

Note that modifying the database and/or data files outside of Papyrus may result in undefined behavior and loss of data.

Papyrus 0.2.3 to 0.5.0

From Papyrus 0.2.3 to 0.5.0, notes and notebooks were stored in a database and individual pages were stored in files in a pages directory in the application private data (not on the external storage or SD card).

Advanced Users

The database file can be found at (requires root):

/data/data/com.steadfastinnovation.android.projectpapyrus/databases/papyrus.db

and the pages directory at (requires root):

/data/data/com.steadfastinnovation.android.projectpapyrus/files/pages/

Note that modifying the database and/or page files outside of Papyrus may result in undefined behavior and loss of data.

Papyrus 0.2.2 and earlier

From the initial Papyrus release (0.1) to version 0.2.2, Papyrus stored notes and notebooks in a database in the application private data (not on the external storage or SD card).

Advanced Users

The database file can be found at (requires root):

/data/data/com.steadfastinnovation.android.projectpapyrus/databases/papyrus.db

Note that modifying the database outside of Papyrus may result in undefined behavior and loss of data.

Feedback and Knowledge Base