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Backing up Onenote error

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by rocketfrog03, Mar 21, 2010.

  1. rocketfrog03

    rocketfrog03 Flightless Bird

    Hi all,

    I am new to this community and have a question. I created a notebook for school in Onenote 2007 earlier this year, and recently decided to upgrade my Windows OS from Vista to 7. In order to backup all my school notes, I copied all the files from the folder "Onenote notebooks" which was under my "documents" folder, then pasted those files to my external.

    Then I reformatted my computer, and performed clean install of windows 7, and reinstalled office 07. Then I copied and pasted those onenote files from my external back to the appropriate location under my "documents."

    When I started up onenote, the only notebooks available were the standard default ones when you start the program for the first time. I then tried to manually open my school notes file with onenote, and got this message: "Waiting to sync this section Another onenote program created it but has not yet uploaded the content." From doing some research on this forum, it seems that I was supposed to make my notes available to multiple users before I tried to back them up. Does anyone know how I can open my school notes? Any help is greatly appreciated.

    p.s. I no longer have access to the system the notes were originally created on (it was reformatted).
     
  2. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > Hi all,
    >
    > I am new to this community and have a question. I created a notebook
    > for school in Onenote 2007 earlier this year, and recently decided to
    > upgrade my Windows OS from Vista to 7. In order to backup all my school
    > notes, I copied all the files from the folder "Onenote notebooks" which
    > was under my "documents" folder, then pasted those files to my
    > external.
    >


    A OneNote notebook is a FOLDER (with the name of the notebook) under the
    folder "Onenote Notebooks".
    This folder is the container of the notebook's sections. One section is
    one *.one file.

    So the question is:
    What did you copy ?
    The notebook folder with the sections or only the sections ?

    > Then I reformatted my computer, and performed clean install of windows
    > 7, and reinstalled office 07. Then I copied and pasted those onenote
    > files from my external back to the appropriate location under my
    > "documents."
    >
    > When I started up onenote, the only notebooks available were the
    > standard default ones when you start the program for the first time. I
    > then tried to manually open my school notes file with onenote, and got
    > this message: "Waiting to sync this section Another onenote program
    > created it but has not yet uploaded the content."


    This sounds like not having closed the notebook (NOT only Onenote!)
    before the new installation. Only a guess ...


    Bernd
     
  3. rocketfrog03

    rocketfrog03 Flightless Bird

    I copied the entire folder which contained all the notebooks and their sections (.one) files.
     
  4. Petar Miljkovic

    Petar Miljkovic Flightless Bird

    You can try opening only sections (*.one files) and see what happens. Or, you
    can create a new notebook, close ON, then manually copy *.one files to the
    newly created notebook (folder).

    "undisclosed" wrote:

    >
    > I copied the entire folder which contained all the notebooks and their
    > sections (.one) files.
    >
    >
    > --
    > rocketfrog03
    > .
    >
     
  5. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > You can try opening only sections (*.one files) and see what happens. Or, you
    > can create a new notebook, close ON, then manually copy *.one files to the
    > newly created notebook (folder).
    >


    Maybe that works because you loose the hidden *.onetoc2 files, which
    could be the source of trouble.

    Bernd
     
  6. rocketfrog03

    rocketfrog03 Flightless Bird

    Thanks for the suggestions guys, but it still didn't work. There must be some way to open these .one files. Just because I didn't set it for multiple computers I don't see why I can't open it.
     
  7. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

    -------- Original-Nachricht --------

    > Thanks for the suggestions guys, but it still didn't work. There must
    > be some way to open these .one files. Just because I didn't set it for
    > multiple computers I don't see why I can't open it.
    >
    >

    Last idea:
    Try Method 2 of

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/825779

    Bernd
     

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