Delete pages, sections, or notebooks in OneNote 2016 for Mac

Delete a page from a notebook section

If there’s a page that you no longer need, you can choose to delete it.

Do either of the following:

  • On the menu bar, click Notebooks, point to Pages, and then click Delete Page.

  • Control-click the tab of the page you want to delete, and then click Delete on the menu that appears.

Note: Be careful — when you delete a page from a notebook section, all of the notes on that page, including any inserted files and attachments, will also be deleted. To view and recover notes that you have recently deleted, see Recover deleted notes in OneNote 2016 for Mac.

Delete a section and its pages from your notebook

If there’s a section that you no longer need, you can choose to delete it.

Do either of the following:

  • On the menu bar, click Notebooks, point to Sections, and then click Delete Section.

  • Control-click the tab of the section you want to delete, and then click Delete on the menu that appears.

Note: Be careful — when you delete a section from your notebook, all of the pages contained in that section, as well as the notes on those pages, will also be deleted. To view and recover notes that you have recently deleted, see Recover deleted notes in OneNote 2016 for Mac.

Delete an entire notebook

To help prevent accidental data loss, OneNote 2016 for Mac does not include a command for deleting entire notebooks. You can close any currently open notebook to remove it from your notebooks list in OneNote, but to delete a notebook and all of its contents outright, you’ll need to remove the notebook file at its source.

Warning:  Completing this procedure will permanently delete the entire contents of the selected notebook — including all of the sections, section groups, pages, subpages, notes, images, files, and attachments that it may contain. If your notebook has at any time been shared with other people, consider first giving the other authors advance notice that you are deleting the notebook, so that they have the opportunity to back up any important information. To save snapshots of any page in a notebook for backup purposes, see Export notes as a PDF file in OneNote 2016 for Mac.

To proceed with the deletion of an entire notebook, do the following:

  1. On the menu bar in OneNote, click Notebooks, point to Notebooks, and then click Close This Notebook.

  2. In Safari or in any other Web browser, go to www.onedrive.com. If necessary, sign in with the same Microsoft account or organizational account where the notebook you want to delete is currently stored.

  3. When you are successfully signed into OneDrive, navigate to the Documents folder for your account.

  4. Move the mouse pointer over the notebook you want to delete, click to select the small checkbox that appears in the upper right corner of the notebook icon, and then click Manage > Delete on the OneDrive menu bar.

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