In my “These are a Few of my Favourite Things… – The OneNote Edition” presentation for the April meeting of the Victoria Office 365 Users Group, I shared some slides explaining how Microsoft OneNote treats OneNote files…
The key point I wanted to make here is this:
When you create a new Notebook, OneNote creates a folder that matches the name of your notebook.
WARNING: If you rename (or delete) this folder, OneNote will not be able to correct sync your data.
Within that file folder, you will find individual OneNote (.one) files – one for each section tab.
You will also find:
- an Open Notebook file (.onetoc2) = click on this file to open the Notebook in OneNote
- a folder for the notebook’s Recycle Bin
- an additional Folder for each Section Group you create (if applicable)
Now, for reasons I don’t completely understand, when you create a new OneNote Notebook in SharePoint or move an existing Notebook to a location in SharePoint, things look different…
For example, here’s what our IT Infrastructure Notebook, which is stored in a Site Assets library looks like:
That’s right… one file! It’s the same in SharePoint on-premise and SharePoint Online (i.e. Office 365) So what’s going on here?
So what? Well, I didn’t want to be instructing clients to set up Notebooks that had MIA Recycling Bins… and potentially lose data… and so began the quest…
(Details to follow in my next blog post!)