Where to Store Your Microsoft OneNote Notebook – and Why

Co-authored by Kelly Marshall and Sean Wallbridge, SharePoint MVP

First rule of working in OneNote is: you do not talk about… Yeah right! We can’t shut up about OneNote. If you’re looking to join the OneNote club, the first thing you need to do is decide where to store your Notebook.

And for collaboration’s sake – do not store it in your C: drive on your physical machine!

Here’s your list of “work smart” options:

1. Store your personal notebook in your OneDrive.


Tip: You could store the Notebook in your OneDrive Documents folder, but why not use the OneNote Online area? A notebook has already been set up for you there – based on the first name you used to create your OneDrive account.


2. Keep your business notebook that you want to share with your team in a dedicated Document Library in a SharePoint Team or Project site for maximum collaboration.


3. OneDrive for Business is an option that gives you the best of both worlds – private space for personal notebooks as well as collaborative space for business notebooks via the  Shared with Everyone Folder.


Tip: Use the new button to create a new OneNote notebook file.