How To Move Onenote From Onedrive To Local Drive

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Transferring OneNote from OneDrive to a local drive can be an effective method of gaining greater manageability over your documents and guaranteeing convenient access regardless of internet connection. This article will provide a thorough walkthrough of the steps involved in moving your OneNote files from OneDrive to your local drive.

Step 1: Exporting OneNote Files

To begin, open the OneNote application on your computer. Select the notebook you want to move from the left-hand sidebar. Right-click on the notebook and choose “Export” from the context menu. Select a location on your local drive where you want to save the exported notebook files.

Step 2: Creating a New Notebook on Local Drive

Next, open OneNote and click on “File” in the top menu bar. Choose “New” and select “Notebook” from the dropdown menu. Give your new notebook a name and choose a location on your local drive where you want to save it. Click “Create” to create the new notebook.

Step 3: Importing Exported Files

In the new notebook, click on “File” in the top menu bar. Choose “Import” and select “OneNote Package” from the dropdown menu. Navigate to the location where you saved the exported notebook files in Step 1. Select the exported files and click “Open” to import them into the new notebook on your local drive.

Step 4: Syncing the Local Notebook with OneDrive

If you want to continue syncing your local notebook with OneDrive for backup or collaboration purposes, follow these steps:

  1. Open OneNote and go to the notebook you just created on your local drive. Click on the “File” menu and choose “Share.”
  2. Select “Share with People” and enter the email address associated with your OneDrive account. Click “Share” to send an invitation.
  3. Open your email and accept the invitation. This will link your local notebook with OneDrive, allowing syncing between the two.

Once the syncing process is complete, your local notebook will be connected to OneDrive, ensuring that any changes made in either location are automatically reflected.

Conclusion

Moving your OneNote files from OneDrive to your local drive can provide you with more control over your data and allow for offline access. By following the steps outlined in this article, you can easily transfer your OneNote files and continue syncing them with OneDrive if desired. Give it a try and enjoy the flexibility and convenience of having your files stored locally!