Set up OneNote 2013 to store your notebooks on OneDrive

When you first installed OneNote 2013, you were most likely prompted to create your first notebook on OneDrive, a free cloud-based storage option that you can use with OneNote.

If you skipped past the initial OneDrive setup, or if you upgraded to OneNote 2013 from a previous version and weren’t prompted to set up OneDrive, you can still move your notes to OneDrive. Doing this is optional, but the main benefit of keeping your files in the cloud is that you’ll be able to access your notes from anywhere — on your PC, on your phone, on a tablet, on a slate computer, and in a Web browser.

To set up OneNote with OneDrive, do the following:

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

  2. Click File > Share.

  3. If you already see OneDrive as an option, skip to step 6.

  4. Click Add a Place > OneDrive.

  5. Enter your OneDrive or Microsoft Account username and password.

  6. Select (Your Name)’s OneDrive, enter a name for your notebook (if you like, you can pick the same name it already has), and then click Move Notebook.

When your notebooks are stored in the cloud, you can sign in to OneDrive to open the notes on your computer. You can also use OneNote Mobile (available for many types of cell phones and tablets) to view and edit your notes when you’re on the go.

More help

If you’re having trouble following these steps and getting OneNote to work with your OneDrive account, please post a help request in the OneNote forums on Microsoft Answers.

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Applies To: OneNote 2013

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