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Need help syncing three computers with OneNote 2013

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Hi experts:

First, let me say, that everything that is wrong with my situation was done solely by me. I don't think I could have screwed it up any worse.

A few years back, when I was using 2007 and XP Pro, I had everything set up correctly. I had three computers, all where OneNote had the same information and synced. I set up the first one, then exported via email, and they all clicked on the email and all was good.

Somehow, in 2010 OneNote in XP Pro I felt it was necessary to put all of the Notebooks and Backups and Quick Notes on the server. Somehow, I got it to work.

Now I am using OneNote 2013 on Win 7 Pro with SBS 2008. I have tried to start fresh, but even though I have deleted the OneNote folder from the server, it still shows paths there in the Save and Backup in Options.

Specifically,

Backup Folder: C:\Ussers\badams\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneNote (while actually there is a folder called "15") and then many folders in the OneNote folder.
Quick Notes Section: https://d.docs.live.net/...afbrt34b418d.....Documents/My Notebook/Quick Notes.one (likely coming from the Sky Drive attempt, which I really don't want to use)
Default Notebook Location: \\server\bert\OneNote Notebooks (from the old days when it worked)

There is also the message: This notebook may not sync correctly because Windows Offline Files is enabled on this folder. Click here to share this notebook to a new location or turn off Windows Offline Files on this notebook and restart OneNote.

This wouldn't seem as daunting if everything were set up correctly, and it wasn't syncing properly, and this was the only reason why.

So, now you know why I am embarrassed, and everything seems like such a mess. It would seem like I need to somehow find a way to get everything back to normal.

Thanks.

Bert
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create a new notebook,
save it to a share on the server that all users can see - such as company data, or a mapped drive.
Make sure this folder is not configured for offline files
put some data in it, get the other users to open it.
past in the pages/sections from your old notebook.
close all other notebooks
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I will try that. My biggest problem is my QuickNotes.
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I was able to do something close. The reason it was confusing is I am a creature of habit. All of my other One Note apps were shared across the network even from a local machine, which makes sense as all computers on the domain should be able to see other computers. But, my last app was shared from the server.

It does make sense to share from there as it is much more likely that all computers can share from there. I will say that the settings from before seem to hang around.

Anyway, have everything mostly working from the server share. Mine, unlike the others, won't show the notebooks on the side EVEN with options telling it to.

But, again, Quick Notes is an issue. It wasn't even there for a while. I had to take one that was left over and put it in the server folder. Maybe it is still 2010. I should probably install to another computer and try to get the Quick Notes.one file. But, still having problems with it. When I try to browse to it, I get that silly window that asks you to choose a section. And, the path in Save and Backup has some path from outer space. Actually, it is probably close, because it is probably stuck from Sky Drive. Microsoft just keeps making these programs more and more difficult. I understand the cloud and all and being able to see your data from a remote computer, but I really don't need my Quick Notes (of course all notebooks) on SharePoint in the cloud. I am a physician (I know I don't seem smart enough), but I don't want to put HIPAA confidential information in One Note on some cloud somewhere.

But, anyway, thanks for the help so far, and if you have any quick note suggestions, which to be honest is the best part of OneNote to me, please let me know.

Thanks.
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