I am not sure I understand the whole thing but I had a couple of notebooks on
my desktop and wanted to work on them on my lap top where I have the same
OneNote 2010 installed. I copied the files in the backup folder of my
desktop to the backup folder of my laptop [using a flash drive] and they all
work fine for me. Forgive this old geezer if this reply is useless - it is
the advice I was given when I wanted to move notebooks over from one machine
to another. This is also what I do with all other Office Pro files.
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
I had a well-developed set of notebooks on my home computer and I
needed to transfer them over to a new laptop. I mistakenly thought I
would be able to use a thumb drive like I do with Excel or Word
files. I checked a few forums and was advised that I could set up a
Windows Live ID account and then upload the notebooks to SkyDrive and
so be able to open them from any computer. Two things happened which
have resulted in me spending hours spinning my wheels. I went through
the upload process on my desktop. Then, I went back to open OneNote
(on the desktop) and found it to be devoid of notebooks (like empty).
After a desperate mouse click here and mouse click there, I was able
to restore the NoteBook named ?Personal?, which has 24 separate
notebook sections each with up to several pages in each, but several
other Notebooks (which I had created) had disappeared. So, my 1st
problem is how to get those notebooks back. If I can figure out where
they are stored in the "sky" and manage to get the missing ones back
this will help me solve the second problem which is how to open them
from a second (non-networked computer). When I attempted to do that
(from the laptop) tonight I somehow pulled up a ?Notebook properties?
box which gave me the ?path? to what I thought was ALSO the SkyDrive
location for my desktop?s OneNote files (something like
?). When I switched back to the Desktop and entered this URL it took
me to an address which had the following information on:
Recent Documents: Name (OneNote Notebook name, I think), time last
opened, location (Skydrive), last modified by, and size. There were 3
Personal, General, and Notebook1 with file sizes 11, 367, and 18 KB,
I clicked on ?General? and OneNote Web App General on SkyDrive opened
with a number of notebook sections with information on how to use
OneNote bit none of my notebooks or Notebook sections.
So, I back tracked and clicked on Notebook1 and this took me to a
totally empty file titled OneNote Web App Notebook1 on SkyDrive.
So, I back tracked and clicked on Personal and this took me to a
different NoteBook file titled OneNote Web App Personal on SkyDrive.
There were four sections listed: Journal, Scrapbook, Shopping and
Travel (none of which had any entries in them).
I came to the conclusion that this location (that I somehow got from
the laptop) is not the one that has the files uploaded from the
desktop version of OneNote. I apologize for writing so much but I am
trying to figure out what it is that I don?t know. Maybe someone can
simply tell me how to locate my OneNote file that I sent to the sky
from my Desktop and then how to get back those notebooks that
disappeared. Actually, at this point I would just like to make a safe
landing on the ground (with my lost NBks, if possible).