Microsoft OneNote





Microsoft OneNote is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries into one program.

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I would like to know if I delete 6 Microsoft Onenote notebooks from account online would they get deleted from my computer as well. The reason I am asking there are 6 one notebooks in c drive but they are shortcuts there is no delete function I think or when I do try to delete it i get a message saying u must delete them from one  before shortcuts are deleted from onedrive folder in C Drive .
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I want to find out if there is a way we can make OneNote fully sync with all OneNote books opened by the user when users first log in to AD. We use OneNote heavily to share info in our company, however lately I started having some issues with OneNote misplacing sections with some users. Some of these OneNote books are published to SharePoint online.

The issue with this misplaced sections is that some of them had a password assigned, but once it is misplaced then the passwords disappears and other users can open the tab without password.

Any ideas on how to make sure OneNote fully syncs to avoid some of these issues, of if there are other ways to make sure we don't have misplaced sections.

Thank you in advance for any ideas!
The share option often doesn't have my standard location available.  As result I have my files spread over everywhere as I use what is available on the share menu.

 I would like to standardize on where I store my files, I currently have Evernote, Microsoft OneNote, Qfile a QNAP NAS Utility,  Dropbox, Box, Google Drive,  sometimes the iOS mail shows up in other times it’s just the Gmail app.

 I’ve checked the “More” menu and unfortunately the app I want to use is not included there either.

 I am thinking about standardizing on Dropbox but if it often doesn’t show as an option it kind of defeats the purpose.

 I have tried nightly to round up the information that I’ve spread around during the day and move it into my standard location but that is quite a pain.
Controller disconnects from Xbox One randomly yet constantly.  On average it disconnects about once every 2-3 minutes making gameplay nearly impossible.  In other words every 2-3 minutes the controller starts “blinking” and whatever game I am playing pauses and the Xbox displays “controller disconnected.”  I then have to wait for the controller to stop blinking (reconnect) then try to continue play.  I stated on “average” every 2-3 minutes, but sometimes it is non-stop (disconnect, reconnect, immediately disconnect, repeat.

I had a friend bring over two of his controllers to test them to see if it is a problem with the controller you sent me or both the controller and the console.  While playing, the controller you sent me disconnected at least once every few minutes.  His controllers disconnected approximately 5 times in the course of a half hour of play.

I played the Jackbox Party Pack that connects to your smartphone via the Wi-Fi connection and had no issues over the course of at least an hour of play with a friend using only smartphones. Does that rule out the Wi-Fi Chip? Should it be the RF Module Board or both that are replaced?


- Plugged controller in via USB cable and “updated” to latest firmware.
- Hard wired the xbox one to the modem eliminating it needing to wirelessly connect.
- Moved the xbox one from the enclosed shelf to the top of the entertainment center so that is is not surrounded by any other materials; …
I've been having serious problems with OneNote 2016. The first problem is renaming sections (or naming them in the first place); when I try to add a new section and name it, the name automatically reverts to "New Section 1." When I try to rename it, the same thing happens. After opening and closing the app multiple times, I have finally been able to rename and have it stick. However, I can't figure out why this is happening (and it continues to do so), and I need to fix it. I am able to rename Pages, but only by typing the title in the Page itself.

My second problem involves the navigation pane. When I first opened OneNote, it worked fine (I'm actually a big fan of having it on the left and seeing section titles there). However, now it has changed to only display pages. When I right click on the pages/sections and select "navigation panes" or when I am in a page and click on the "navigation panes" button at the top, it only allows me to select "Pages Only" or "Hide All." If I press the back arrow at the top of the pages pane I can see all the navigation panes, but as soon as I click on a page the same thing happens. If I open and close the app multiple times sometimes it allows me to view all panes or view pages and sections, but not consistently. When it does work I have the issue with section names.

It's been awhile since this came out, so I figure if this is a bug a lot of people are having it would be fixed (or at least addressed) by now. I've been searching …
I have a user who is getting the message attached. The message is "AppVlsvSubsystems32.dll is missing." She gets it every time she tries to open Office 2013 Home and Business.

When she first started getting it I ran a Quick fix. That didn't work, so I then ran an Online fix. That got to the point where it uninstalled the existing office 2013 but then ran into an error ( I don't have the exact error) that something went wrong and it basically left her without any Office at all. So I ran the Microsoft Office cleanup tool and then restarted her computer. Then, I re-installed Office 2013 right from Microsoft and re-activated.

It seems fine except...she's still getting the same error. So I've repaired and removed Office and fully re-installed it and I'm still getting the same error. Any reputable site seems to indicate I need to re-install the program in order to get it to work but I just did that and I'm still getting the error.

Any other suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Please see attachment for full error. It occurs with Excel, Word and One Note at least, so far.
In a meeting last night a topic security/Microsoft came up and wanted to pass it to EE for their insight.  A colleague said that he doesn't like using OneNote for writing down sensitive stuff like strategy, emails/passwords used, medical info, etc., because Microsoft, even though one can place a password in OneNote pages, they go over the OneNote contents for analysis,  etc. purposes.  We at our end don't really believe that.  Some years back we had a security/OneNote question and EE assisted in how-to identify OneNote is secure using, if  not  mistaken, SSL.

What's EE expert option  on the subject? And should we continue using OneNote for all our info, sensitive and not so sensitive?
Until the recent update of OneNote mobile for iOS I was able to open my SharePoint OneNote Notebooks...  As anyone aware of a change they made on the new iOS mobile app?  Instead of opening the SharePoint Windows Domain login it opens the Microsoft Live login...
I have an issue with the preinstalled version of OneNote in windows 10.
I have students that are meant to be using onenote on their windows 10 computers but every time they open their notebooks it opens in the preinstalled windows 10 version of one note and not onenote 2016.

If I try to change the Default for .one files to use 2016 using settings->systems->defult apps->choose default apps by file type It won't change. Either office 2016 is not displayed or if it is displayed and I click on it nothing changes.

So I wrote a power shell script to try and remove onenote (Get-AppxPackage *OneNote* | Remove-AppxPackage) which worked on the machines I tested it on as well as a few of the student's computers however it did not work on a majority of the student's computers.

I've been searching the internet for a few weeks but still can not find an answer to this problem other then what I have already tried so I am now asking for help to my problem.
I don't really use OneNote much and don't really like it. However, my office uses it so I am stuck with it. I have two Excel workbooks: one gets its data from the other. They are linked and it works just fine wherever they are stored because the links usually update (sometimes I update them myself). The formulas in the one workbook are primarily Vlookups to the second workbook (which is a purchase order type sheet). I noticed that when I put them in OneNote they do not work any longer because OneNote automatically creates a "copy" of it, basically treating the Excel file like a template. So if the workbooks was TestTina, it would open as TestTina1 and then TestTina2, etc. each time I open it. So, of course the links do not work because it cannot find that workbook to link to because it is renamed. Any solutions? Thanks,

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Is there anything out there to create digital notebooks in Excel or Access for example instead of Onenote?
Microsoft OneNote Hyperlinks

We have users that use OneNote, they create Hyperlinks that point to files on the file server.

the issue is:
If for instance I create the hyperlink and browse to the file I want to link, then after creating the Hyperlink, I can click on it, then it will open up the file (word,excel,etc...) with no problem.

However, If Another user will try to open the hyperlink I created they get error "Unexpected error has occured"

the same way, if they create a hyperlink , to the same file that I was able to open from my Hyperlink, then I click on their Hyperlink, I get the same error they got.

Any Help will be very much appreciated.

Thank you
We have changed the email address login to o365 from to The problem is that the sync one note file are still trying to sync to the old domain name. In the info area within one note has the address but I'm unable to change it. How can I change the sync address within one note to update the files to o365
I am using OneNote in Office 365.
I have created  Sections (on the top of the screen) and I am creating Pages within each tab on the right hand side of the screen.
On the Pages, I am creating sub pages.
I want to make sure the subpages are not accidentally moved, can I lock them down?
I am using OneNote within office 365, I want to share only a few tabs/pages within a notebook with some users, can this be done or do I have to share the whole notebook?
I have multiple users receiving the same error message when attempting to access or update a shared note file.  The note file is located on a shared network drive which they all have access to.  Currently in our environment, we have Win7 clients 64 bit using Office 2010 and Win 8.1, 64 bit using Office 2013.  My users have been using these shared notes for an extended period now, the problem really started about 2 weeks ago.  Has anyone else seen this happen in their environment when shared OneNote files starts giving error messages that they are now corrupted and need repairing.  I have attached a copy of the error message along with the error code.  Just as an FYI, my environment will be migrating to Win10 , Office 2016 within the next 30 days.  Looking forward to any and all recommendations.

Current error code is 0xE000013COneNote Error Message
I have a few OneNote books that I sync with multiple users including one with surface pro tablet. All the users except the one with the surface tablet are syncing the data correctly. I get a message on the surface pro that OneNote might not sync correctly while offline files are enabled, is there a way we can continue to have offline files enabled and continue syncing OneNote correctly?

Thank you in advance!
We have OneNote 2016 that comes with MsOffice.  We want to print a note that have hyperlinks to PDF format but preserve the links.  At this point we can print to PDF but we loose the links (the links are just blue no 'click & open' on the link).  Note we are referring to links that goes to external web pages not the paragraph within the OnoNote page.
Is there a way to place a password to an entire OneNote Notebook?  (we have Microsoft Office OneNote 2016 Desktop version).
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How can we make OneNote to re-size to fit the android phone screen size? (we "pinch" the screen but it goes only so far, not complete).  Note, in Iphone we can "pinch" the OneNote screen and reduce the OneNote to fit the screen.  It seems an Android problem.

Please advice,
I have this older XP machine with Microsoft OneNote 2010, and a notebook synchronized with OneDrive.

It worked fine for years, but since a week or two ago if I go to File > Open in OneNote I get "Unable to connect to Microsoft OneDrive".

The notebook's sync info gives error 0x80072EFF which means cannot connect. However I can open the notebook on OneDrive in the browser no problem. I tried closing the notebook and go to OneDrive to "edit in OneNote", but it works only to the point where OneNote opens and gives error "cannot open the specified location".

Googling for the issue I suspect OneDrive may not support anymore TLS 1.0 which is the only one I see in my Internet Options... but maybe experts you know what to do about it, thanks.
I am looking for a tool that I can use to:

1. Take notes at meetings
2. Use as a Task Manager
3. Take general notes for work tasks, e.g new projects

We have OneNote 2010 at work. Can anyone recommend any tips on how to use this tool effectively, esp the management of pages vs sections etc?

Also, what benefits does OneNote have with other MS tools like SharePoint and Outlook?
Hi, for some strange reason we just can't seem to locate an actual Microsoft download of OneNote 2016 (or latest version) of the software.  All links we found are from other website not from Microsoft.  Our free version was download previously from Microsoft site but we can't seem to locate it.  Please provide the download link.

Thanx you.
I am using a Surface 3 machine with Windows 10.

When I attempt to sign into Onenote I get the following error:

We can't sign you in

Your browser is currently set to block cookies. You need to allow cookies to use this service.

Cookies are small text files stored on your computer that tell us when you're signed in. To learn how to allow cookies, check the online help in your web browser.

I checked Edge... it is set to "Don't block cookies".  IE 11 is set the same.

If I search "http:\\" I see the Edge icon... thus I believe that Edge is the default browser.


Is there a known AHK bug in Microsoft OneNote?

I've never been able to get Send {Down} or Send {Up} to execute in OneNote (2013) and now I've noticed that I also cannot get a Right-Click:

F1::Send {Right}
F2::Send {Left}
F4::MouseClick, Left
F5::Send {Down}
F6::Send {Up}
F7::Click Right
F8::MouseClick, Right

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As expected, all of the above commands execute just fine in any other app. In OneNote however, only F1 thru F4 execute; F5 thru F8 do nothing.

Could someone who uses both programs test the above script? That would quickly indicate whether the problem lies with one or both apps vs with my system.

I anticipate that the problem is with my system. However, I did find a post from another user in the AHK Forum who described a similar problem (

If the problem is with my system, what could be causing that behavior? On the other hand, if others find the same problem, can anyone think of a workaround?


Microsoft OneNote





Microsoft OneNote is a computer program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It gathers users' notes (handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings, and audio commentaries into one program.

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