onenote for windows 10

I just installed windows 10 and am trying to get onenote setup, but it's terrible, they tried to simply it, and it's useless now.

How do I add a local notebook, It only allows me to add a notebook in my drive account.
DanNetwork EngineerAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
What version of Office are you using?  I use Office 2013 and OneNote for Office 2013 works fine. I use it all the time and do not use OneDrive (at least not yet). Try the version that comes with Office (V2007 up).
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have been using OneNote for several years (long before Windows 10) and I see there is a OneNote APP. Use the Office OneNote - it works a lot better.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
The free windows store app is cloud-only. That is by design. You need to use the desktop version if you want local.

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DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
when I search on my computer for onenote, the app is the only one that comes up, how do I get the desktop version to come up?
Should I uninstall the app?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to Start, All Programs (Apps), Scroll down to Microsoft Office and select Send to OneNote. Open it and OneNote should open (does for me). See if that works.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, I did a Search and Both came up. What version of Office are you using?  And you may need to do an Office Repair. Do a Full Repair if you do.
Cliff GaliherCommented:
The desktop app does not come with windows 10. So unless you have a legit copy and installed it, it won't be in your program files.
when I upgraded W10 made the App the default and I had to go seek out the desktop one and add my own shortcut but once I loaded it the setup was identical to what I had last used. apart from the App had made Cloud the default so I had to fiddle with settings to get back to where I wanted it.

I agree its poor but if you've been using the desktop version before upgrade its not irrevocable.
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
I installed office 2013 Plus Pro, as I have a licensed copy.

I'll try to see what I can do, I'll keep everyone posted.
DanNetwork EngineerAuthor Commented:
Thanks guys, that was my problem, since the app was the default, I used that, I don't like the app, it's dumbed down and removed a lot of the options from the full version.

I got it going, thanks again, I set the desktop application as the default, so I should be good and I'll remember this for the future.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.
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