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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.

I did try:




Now the User is trying to find his OneNote files.  I guess he did find some but not all.

The original User profile files remain on the workstation.
I have copied all of the c:\Users\[originaluser]\Documents files over to the new user profile files.
Yet, OneNote files appear to be missing.
That's the sort of thing I was trying to avoid by pinpointing them.

Any suggestions?
OneNote file changes lost after email migration?

Short story:
> Client was acquired by a larger company and they did an email migration (our tenant to their on prem Exchange, then back to tenant after we released it and they acquired it).
> All went well
> One User used OneNote a lot on her iPad and it was syncing fine with the Office365 cloud account before migration
> Post migration cutover OneNote stopped syncing on her iPad
> She continued to use Onenote on iPad (making changes on the iPad that were not synced to Cloud - but I assume HAD to be stored on the iPad SOMEWHERE)
> Found a Microsoft technet post that suggested you delete the iPad Oneote credentials and then start Onenote and sign back in - triggering a sync
> Did that
> Now all the Notebooks are blank? Non-existent? Trying to open some of them in Office365 gives you a '404 File Not Found' message?

Bottom line:
> Her Windows PC has all Onenote files as of the Migraton date (about December 2019).
> Her iPad must have been storing the changes it made post migration (since it could not sync) SOMEWHERE on her iPad

> Where are the Onenote files stored on the iPad?
> How do we get them to sync to OneDrive?

Hope I've explained this clearly :^)

Two days ago I started getting the message "You no longer have permission to access this notebook. We'll sync again if permissions are restored. " in my OneNote 2016.

When I clicked on the sync of the notebooks, all seem to not sync (please excuse the blur parts but we are required to do this):

I have a total of 7 notebooks (6 are shared with me) - where 6 and sometime 4 or whatever number appears when clicking "Sync all" seems that it is not connected.

Yet sometimes it seems that notebook connected.  Other time even though my OneNote 2016 desktop and iPhone OneNote both says cant sync or "working offline" in iPhone, they do sync (prior placing the question tested that and it sync, takes long, but it does).

Did google the the problem and one recommend to uninstall any add-on I have, and i did (I had OneTastic), but still same problem.

My concern is that I have is the 7 notebooks are constantly updated from everyone and am afraid that any of us may miss an important entry due to this.

So my question is:

  • Whats going on?
  • How can I fix this?
  • What is the steps to re-share the notebooks again?
I would like someone to show me the proper method on how to rename a One Note Notebook and make sure that the new name changes as well in my Documents One Note Notebook folder as well as in One Drive. The way I know of is to change the name in my Documents of the One Note Notebook then go to that Notebook click File-Open-Browse-Then Open and the new name was changed. But when I went to One Drive the name was not changed!!!

Thank you,

Basem Khawaja
I been having this issue with Microsoft One Note for this past week. Whenever I open it from the task bar shortcut or programs I get this message that it is cleaning up followed by I need to restart the computer and then open it and then it works. I been restarting the computer but that gets very annoying every time and time consuming. Can someone tell me why am I having this issue now and what is the simplest solution? See screen capture.

Thank you,
Basem Khawaja

One Note Stopped Working.jpg
Dear Experts Using OneNote Online,
A user receiving both error messages when opening OneNote Online.
"this notebook may not sync correctly because another program is syncing these files. Click here to re-opne this notebook from the correct location"

"this section can't be edited because its an archive format. Click here to enable editing"

Had to reset a PC running windows 10.  Selected the save my files option. Fortunately 'My Documents' was redirected to a server location to ensure daily backup. Applications have been reinstalled including Office 2019 std.  Almost a painless but time consuming incident.  I said almost...  Microsoft OneNote comes up with no notes.  I am looking for a means to get it to recognize the previous data which looks to still be in a 'documents\onenote' folder. There is also data in the 'windows.old' folder created by the reset which has data in an appropriate 'appdata' folder. Exercising my Google-fu I am looking for a graceful way to recover the notes either from the data files themselves, or from the backup folder left behind in the old appdata folder. Everything I am finding so far starts with "Click File.....", however there is no "file" to click in the 2019 OneNote application!
Can anyone point to a way to recover the notebook?
Hi experts,
I would like to ask your advice your experiences on how you migrated your users' one note on prem files to One Note Online or One Drive.

Any input would be greatly appreciated!
Thank you!

I am copying over pages of OneNote (version 2016) to Word 2010 to prepare an extended document.  I have noticed that when copying over, the indents/bullets are off (not all the times, but most).  Can an expert help on how to properly copying OneNote pages to a word document as precise as possible preserving the OneNote bullets and indents locations.
I am having all sorts of problems trying to get the onenote (O365 version) back onto my desktop. I have tried to go back into the microsoft store and get it but when I click on the "Get" link nothing happens.

any ideas what could be happening?
I was able to open one note when I had office 2010
But when I am on office 365 proplus my one note doesn’t open
I have a large enterprise organization 35k+ users, have a hybrid coexistence with exchange online, identity sync to Azure for Office 365.

I'm currently using folder redirection with my Windows 10 environment to local profiles from my home drive server.

I need to migrate everyone to OneDrive for profile redirection, using Known Folder moves through folder redirection / Group policy seems like a sound option:
What this is missing are two things for me:

1. Absence of auditing/logging
2. Remediation of files/folders before redirecting

I'm aware Fasttrack provides services, pre-provisioning onedrive, migrations, this will give me what I'm looking for, but are there any ways to fill in the gaps on the above without having Micrsosoft do a migration?  Scipts that remediate/identify or logging?

Any resources or info on this is greatly appreciated!
Hi Experts,
Just wanted to get your ideas and experiences on how to migrate One Note (local stored files) to One Note online (part of Office 365) programmatically?

How to export OneNote data from a personal account to a business account?
A user has a OneNote personal account and the data is stored on OneDrive. I need to export the data or OneNote workbooks to OneDrive for Business.

Things tried: Visited the OneNote files online and tried to open the data in  the OneNote 2016, applications, but the button open in OneNote was not present, via the web browser.

Proposed solution: Purchase a Microsoft Office subscription for the personal account for one month, so I can download the OneNote file to the desktop version of OneNote.

Look for an alternative product to OneNote.

Login to to Microsoft Office 365 with the personal account and see if I can open the OneNote data in OneNote 2016, then back up the data, locally. Note, I already shared the data with the personal account, with edit permissions.

Any suggestions?
OneNote 2007 running on Windows 10 Pro became very slow loading after the turning on the PC.
It takes over 10 minutes to load even when no notebooks are open. Checked network speed, LAN speed, all OK. Did also a repair Office, no change.
Once it opened the first time, after that it's very fast (normal), one can close it, opens fast next time, until the next reboot.

I have onenote in my windows 10 computer my iphone and my ipad.  I just noticed that I have sync problems.

if i create/modify in my ipad in AAA notebook, it will not sync to onenote cloud.
if i create/modify in my iphone in AAA notebook, it will not sync to onenote cloud.
if i create/modify in my windows 10 in AAA notebook, it will sync to onenote cloud.
if i create/modify in onenote cloud in AAA notebook, it will sync to my windows 10,

however, all other notebooks are ok.  I can create/modify  in my ipad/iphone and it will sync to cloud.  

The problem seems a specific notebook, the AAA notebook.

in conclusion, my windows 10 onenote is the only device that is working in AAA notebook, all other devices, no.

when i go to ipad/iphone to sync manually, I get "working offline. Tap for details".  Whe tap, i get the messes of,
onenote errors when sync

I was about to close the AAA notebook in ipad/iphone but wanted to try get advice from EE first.

Help please.
All of our staff are using Office 365.
We have a separating staff member that has extensive pages/files of OneNote documents. We need to give another person Full rights to all of her OneNote documents. As an example, for OneDrive we this type of permissions via SharePoint admin console. We prefer not to share individual pages as this is very cumbersome.

Does anyone know procedures to give Full access to another persons OneNote documents?
OneNote integrated into Outlook 365/2016?

Can OneNote integrate with Outlook so that emails and other items from Outlook can be sent to OneNote?

I was checking my disk space and saw that a onenote backup folder was at least 10gb large.  The folder is 'C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneNote\16.0\Backup' .  Yet, another folder 'C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneNote\14.0\Backup' was empty (also in the "14.0" folder was a 'OneNoteOfflineCache_Files' folder which in all the "14.0" contents was 45mb).

Can I delete both folders of,
'C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneNote\14.0\Backup' ?

or what is recommended for managing these backups?

Thank you.
I have Windows 7 and Office 365.
One Note keeps on appearing on my task bar and I don't want it on my task bar.
Every time I boot my pc, it appears on my task bar.
I can't find it in my STARTUP group.
I couldn't find it in HKLM > Software> Microsoft> Windows>Current Version > Run     either.
How do I get rid of this. I do not want to uninstall it, just not have it appear when I start my pc.
Hi Experts,

we have a strange ADFS problem.
I hope you can help me out.

Several users cannot connect to O365 trought ADFS.
The error message is, the password is wrong.

The users have changed their passwords on their workstations and the shit started....
When the users connect to adfs link , he cannot login.

adfs link
This happens from his workstation after the password change.
But when the user goes to another workstation, he logs in, then it works.

Conclusion: after a password change from the own workstation, all microsoft products are unusable.

Do you have any ideas what to check ?
Is there a program that will find all OneNote files and migrate them to OneDrive for Business?
I have changed the first & last name of my onedrive.com profile.  However, when going to onenote.com I see the old  first/last name at the top-right of the web browser.  In onenote.com I created a new notebook and I return to onedrive.com, right-click on the new notebook name and click Details, in the right side under "Added",  the old first/last name is displayed.  How can I fixed this and have my new profile name appear when in onenote.com and have my new profile names when seeing the details of any onenote files in onedrive.com?
Is there a way to find out for sure if have any folders, file,s etc.  shared in my onedrive account on cloud?  I know I can right-click and click on share, but there is no info that say it's not share as image below shows.  Is there way to get a status view folders, file,s etc.  thats been shared or not?

I have noticed that my onenote notebooks files, version 2016, are open in my local c drive; found them in 'C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\OneNote' (in backup location of onenote) and  'c:\Users\username\Documents\OneNote Notebooks' (the default location).  I want to transfer them to an encrypted volume so I decided to uninstall completely and reinstall again, but no success.  How can I install onenote 2016 to an encrypted volumne successfully?

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