Customize OneNote's file system

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  1. gogreen

    gogreen Honorable Member

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    Using OneNote version 14.0.7166.5000 (32-bit). I've always been a bit confused about OneNote's file system and how to change it. I keep all my notes in the unfiled notes section--I have only about 28 notes, and they're all listed on the right side when I open OneNote. That's convenient enough, so I don't need sections or a deeper file system.

    How do I keep all my notes in C:\Data\OneNote Notebooks\Unfiled Notes.one, removing the two "Personal" subfolders? And how do I modify the Unfiled Notes Section listing as shown? It keeps asking me a "section."
     

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    gogreen Honorable Member

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    Anyone? Just jump right in, please. Thanks.
     
  3. Neemobeer

    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    Just move the note file up two directories, modify the save path and delete the Personal folders.
     
  4. gogreen

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    Thanks, Neemobeer. If only it were that simple! OneNote cannot seem to find the file unless it's in OneNote's convoluted file system, including a named notebook and at least one section. Any way around that?
     

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    Neemobeer Windows Forum Team
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    You probably have to move it from explorer and not through one note. I'm not 100% since I don't use one note.
     
  6. gogreen

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    Right. That's what I did. I solved the problem by moving on to using Evernote.
     
  7. gogreen

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    One last-ditch try: How do I erase all of my OneNote input--files, customizations, everything--and restore OneNote 2010 to its default state? Thanks.
     
  8. ussnorway

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    I'm having trouble understanding your problem but it sounds like you want a way to sort files in your onenote list?

     
  9. gogreen

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    Thanks, ussnorway. No, I can sort OneNote files just fine. I was having trouble with the file heirarchy and how to manipulate it. I restored OneNote to its default state and started over. It's much better now--so far, so good--and I've even set up sharing a notebook between my desktop PC and my laptop over my home network. So between me and OneNote, all's forgiven. :smug: I hope it lasts.

    Now, I do have a question. On some of my notes, not all, there are paragraph-like symbols on the right side (see attached). What do they mean, and how do I get rid of them?

    Thanks.
     

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    They are the initials of the last author to edit the notes... hide authors should remove them
     
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  11. gogreen

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    Ah, share tab. Got it. Thanks!
     

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