transfer one not info to new computer

Need to transfer one note files (2013) to a new computer.  I had recently installed office 365 apps to the new computer so all of them are updated to 2016 version.  How do you transfer the one not info to the new computer?
mkramer777Asked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Your One Note Documents are in (say) Documents and then in a folder called OneNote and then likely in Client Notebook or like.

Find your One Note files as described.

Now copy them to the new computer in a similar location.

I sync my One Note between 2 computers so I know this works.
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mkramer777Author Commented:
So when you copy them to a similar location and open one note 2016, will it import them auto or do I have to do something?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If One Note is set up correctly (needs to be), then yes it is automatic.
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mkramer777Author Commented:
How would I know if it is setup correctly?  I Changed this user to Business Premium from Essentials (office 365z)  Then I download from the portal Office 2016.  Would this mean that one note is setup correctly?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Normally all you have to do is open the One Note File. That is what I do
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Kathy JacobsSocial media geekCommented:
Something else to check:
If your notes were saved on your OneDrive instead of on your local computer, you need to make sure that the OneDrive login is the same now as it was before the computer change. If you have changed logins, you will need to log in with the old credentials in order for your notebooks to be found.

If neither of these are the issue, the next thing to check is that the folder structure from the old notebook location was recreated. The notebook structure tells OneNote which sections to open. If just the folders were copied (and not the folders), then all the sections will be opened in the user's default section.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Yes one needs to know the folder structure but otherwise (even with different Windows logins) the One Note files can just be opened. I do this routinely.
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Kathy JacobsSocial media geekCommented:
As long as OneNote can reach the drive to update the .toc file, yes. But if the two accounts are not linked (home and work for example), OneNote won't always open the notebook. Speaking from experience that I wish I didn't have on this one :)
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