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I lost 3 notebooks in resetting 'my documents' location.

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by Roy, Jan 28, 2010.

  1. Roy

    Roy Flightless Bird

    I moved my the location of my documents from the default on C to a separate
    physical disk, D. This followed reinstallation of W XP due to a drive
    failure on C. D had been the default location in the prior configuration.

    I reloaded the OS and several programs, including office (including OneNote)
    I made some notebooks, and then realized I needed to use the my documents on
    D.

    When I went through the procedure, the direct 'my documents' to the files on
    D, the 3 notebooks I had set up and used were no longer available in OneNote.
    The MyDocuments that had been on C disappeared, and apparently all the files
    with it.

    Are my OneNote notebooks now permanently gone or have then been hidden
    somewhere else? I looked in the trash, but didn't see them.
    One other detail: I made a new note book and saw in the 'save' step that
    OneNote was putting the file onto D, into a OneNote folder. That folder is
    not visible in Windows Explorer. Is it a hidden file? Where is it really?

    If there's a technical note on OneNote file handling, I'd be glad to be
    pointed in its direction.

    Thanks
     
  2. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

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

    > I moved my the location of my documents from the default on C to a separate
    > physical disk, D. This followed reinstallation of W XP due to a drive
    > failure on C. D had been the default location in the prior configuration.
    >
    > I reloaded the OS and several programs, including office (including OneNote)
    > I made some notebooks, and then realized I needed to use the my documents on
    > D.
    >
    > When I went through the procedure, the direct 'my documents' to the files on
    > D, the 3 notebooks I had set up and used were no longer available in OneNote.
    > The MyDocuments that had been on C disappeared, and apparently all the files
    > with it.
    >
    > Are my OneNote notebooks now permanently gone or have then been hidden
    > somewhere else? I looked in the trash, but didn't see them.


    They should still be located in
    C:/Documents and Settings\<your username>\My Documents\OneNote Notebooks
    as one folder per notebook with the name of the notebook.

    > One other detail: I made a new note book and saw in the 'save' step that
    > OneNote was putting the file onto D, into a OneNote folder. That folder is
    > not visible in Windows Explorer. Is it a hidden file? Where is it really?
    >


    They should be located in "My Documents"\OneNote Notebooks
    as one folder per notebook with the name of the notebook.


    Bernd
     

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