How to create onenote account

Do you need a Microsoft account for OneNote?

OneNote works on just about any device you own. OneNote uses OneDrive to sync all your notebooks on all of your devices, and you need a Microsoft account login to use OneDrive. But fortunately, you only need a free basic account.

How do I use OneNote for the first time?

Can I have two OneNote accounts?

OneNote can keep multiple accounts and each notebook will sync to different accounts. Just add an account and open a notebook under the other account.

Why do I have 2 versions of OneNote?

It is a universal app that’s developed by Microsoft and distributed through the Windows Store. In the end, the answer to the question is that you have two different OneNote apps on your Windows 10 computer or device because you installed Microsoft Office 2016, Office 365 or simply OneNote 2016 for desktop.

How do I sync OneNote to another account?

Please follow the steps below:
  1. Open the notebook you want to move in OneNote 2016.
  2. Click File > Export > Notebook > OneNote Package and Export this notebook.
  3. Sign out your account A, and sign in OneNote 2016 with your account B, go File > Share.
  4. Click OneDrive and browse a location where you want to save this notebook.

Where is OneNote data stored?

The current default save location in Microsoft OneNote is the C: drive. This drive is specific to each computer and is not connected to the network. Because of this, if a specific computer were to crash, everything saved to the C: drive on that computer would be unrecoverable.

Does OneNote automatically save to the cloud?

OneNote automatically saves your notes while you work, but you should always back up your notebooks, just like the rest of your computer’s files and data. Make sure you choose a location that’s not on your computer’s hard drive. Choose File > Options. In the OneNote Options dialog box, choose Save & Backup.

Does OneNote keep a local copy?

Yes, if you open a notebook from OneDrive there is a local working copy created on your PC as well, the OneNote cache. This is where changes are made in the first place and then synchronized with OneDrive.

Is OneNote saved in the cloud?

With OneNote for Windows 10, your notebooks live in the cloud — either on OneDrive or on SharePoint. OneDrive is a free cloud-based storage option that’s best for personal use, while SharePoint is typically used in larger organizations.

Is Microsoft discontinuing OneNote?

Microsoft is continuing mainstream support for OneNote beyond October 2020. This means you can continue using it and expect to see new feature updates. OneNote support dates will align with Office 2019 support dates (October 10, 2023 for mainstream support and October 14, 2025 for extended support).

Is there something better than OneNote?

Because of this, Evernote is one step ahead of its opponents and enjoys growing popularity as a OneNote alternative. With regards to clarity, text formatting, and multimedia, Evernote is comparable to Microsoft’s OneNote. With Evernote, you can also create as many notebooks as you want.

Can you view OneNote offline?

OneNote allows you to view and edit your Class Notebooks on your Android device when both online and offline. Launch the OneNote App and the Notebook section is displayed. Select your class Notebook or select More Notebooks to browse all. Once you have opened a NoteBook it can be accessed and edited offline.

Should I use Evernote or OneNote?

OneNote gives you everything Evernote can do for a fraction of the price. If you want to do more with your notes, such as add to-do lists and reminders, OneNote can do that, too. If you just want to take simple text-based notes and find them quickly, Evernote might be a better chance.

Why should I use Microsoft OneNote?

OneNote is your very own digital notebook. Whether you have a million ideas, a million things to do, Or a million things to remember, OneNote is the perfect app for capturing pretty much everything. Type notes or record audio at your laptop. Sketch or write ideas on your tablet.

Where does OneNote save if offline?

OneNote then syncs your (local cached) edits to OneDrive / OneDrive for Business if an internet connection is available. If there is no Internet connection, all your work remains in the cache until you are connected again. So yes, you can work offline.

Why is my OneNote saved offline?

If you are seeing the 0xE4010641 error code, OneNote can’t sync one or more notebooks because you’re disconnected from the network or the network location where your notebooks are stored isn’t available. The server where your notebooks are stored has gone offline temporarily.

How do I copy OneNote offline?

Go to and sign in with your Microsoft credentials.
  1. You will see your notebooks. Right click the one you want to export.
  2. There is an option Export notebook . Click that.
  3. A popup window appears and you can click export to download locally (it also lets you choose where to save it).

Why does OneNote say working offline?

The error indicates that the OneNote isn’t syncing the data to the OneDrive, and you won’t be able to view the added content or the changes on the other platforms. OneNote displaying offline error can be confusing and irritating. It impacts the workflow as you aren’t able to sync the OneNote data on all devices.

How do I get OneNote back online?

Get the Latest Version of OneNote
  1. Close all apps.
  2. Go to the Start menu and select Microsoft Store.
  3. Sign in to use the Microsoft Store.
  4. Select the See more icon (the three dots) and choose Downloads and updates.
  5. Select Get updates.
  6. Your copy of OneNote is now up to date.
  7. Close the Microsoft Store.

How do I restore OneNote?

Click File > Info > Open Backups. In the Open Backup dialog box, double-click the folder of the notebook you want to restore, select the notebook section you want, and then click Open. OneNote now displays the Open Sections area, where you can review the pages in the section you just opened from your backup files.

How do I turn OneNote online?

Try it!
  1. Sign in to with your Microsoft account, or work or school account.
  2. Select OneNote.
  3. Select the notebook that you want to open.
  4. Work in your notebook just like you do in the OneNote app on your desktop or mobile device. In OneNote for the web, you can: Add sections or pages. Add notes and format them.