Move a OneNote notebook to OneDrive

If you plan on sharing a OneNote notebook — either with yourself across your devices or with other people — it’s best to create it on OneDrive right from the start.

Moving an existing OneNote notebook into a folder synced by the OneDrive app without going through OneNote is not currently supported.

Follow the steps below to move a notebook to OneDrive if you originally created the notebook on your computer.

Note: If your organization uses SharePoint, you can share a OneNote notebook on SharePoint instead of OneDrive.

  1. In OneNote, open the notebook that you want to share on OneDrive.

  2. Choose File > Share.

    Share a file so you can get to it from other devices

  3. Select a location for your notebook, or choose Add a Place and then sign into your OneDrive account. If you don’t already have one, you can sign up for free.

  4. Enter a name for your notebook (if you like, you can keep the name it already has), and then choose Move Notebook.

  5. After you see the location in the list, select it.

OneNote moves the notebook from your computer to OneDrive, and confirms the move with the message: “Your notebook is now syncing to the new location.”

Tip: After a notebook is in OneDrive, you can share it with others by clicking File > Share > Share with People or in OneNote 2013, File > Share > Invite People . This will let you send the people you select an email message with a link to your shared notebook. Depending on the permissions you’ve set for them on OneDrive, they’ll be able to either view or also modify your notes there.

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