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Export/Download Notebooks

Please allow us to export/download/transfer notebooks to our personal computer or another account. I'm going to lose my notes because we have to switch accounts for storage and I can't transfer my notes.

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  • Leila commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I am using OneNote for Mac Version 16.18 (181014) but could not find the export button following the steps in the user guide. I just graduated from college and wish to export my data on the OneDrive for Business/Education to my personal account. It was really cumbersome to copy sections in the notebooks to my notebooks on my personal account, although it does the trick. Plus, it would be great if there is a progress bar that indicates the sync status like the one in Google Backup and Sync. OneNote is my favorite product and I really don't want to lose any data.

  • Josh commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I'm trying to migrate a notebook from one account to another (I was recently provisioned a OneDrive through work) and I'm coming up empty on how to do it because, for some reason, MS neglected to include any way to export a Notebook for Mac users?! I boggles my mind.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    This is a short sighted decision on MicroSoft's part. They are assuming one will always have access to the Internet. Secondly, it is forcing the user to store data in a location they may not prefer.

  • Katja commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    yes. A MS helpdesk rep and I tried quite hard to transfer notebooks from a personal account to a business account on a Mac. It seems that this is not possible. I'll try again with a Windows computer, but that should not be necessary ...

  • Ibrahim Senol commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    "OneNote client" on Macbook doesn't allow to export a "local" OneNote notebook. It only supports to save a page in PDF.

  • Dan commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    If the two accounts will be active at the same time, you can connect them both at the same time to Onenote. Then you can use the move command to move/copy them from notebook to another.

    If you will not have two accounts at the same time, you could open personal account and do the same thing.

  • Steven commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    All that is synced to OneDrive is a url link to the online editing. This is an incredibly basic feature and I'm not sure why this is not possible, but it's making seriously consider whether or not OneNote will work for my needs. I don't want to spend a few years taking notes only to have them disappear because I have no local copy and I either leave my organization or my school account no longer is active.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I have the same problem as this poser. And no, you can't download the files from OneDrive or sync them locally.

  • Justin Novack commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    They should be on your OneDrive (if you've stored them there). Just download them from there and upload them to your new account?

    Does that work?

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