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Lost OneNotes

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by bahtnda, May 13, 2010.

  1. bahtnda

    bahtnda Flightless Bird

    Started using OneNote 30 days ago ... made entries over several consecutive
    days.
    Then no entries for 8 days. I then clicked on icon and a new, blank OneNote
    page opened. My current noteBook was not found in Doc or anywhere else -
    until I read here about FILE>OPEN BACKUP.

    Should I have done a 'SAVE AS' to keep the original notes in tact as a
    single note book? Am I missing something here ... as it seems I would have
    been just as well to have used WORD and SAVE AS, saving some 45 minutes
    trying to re-locate the NoteBook files???

    Many thanks for another rescue!!!
     
  2. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

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

    > Started using OneNote 30 days ago ... made entries over several consecutive
    > days.
    > Then no entries for 8 days. I then clicked on icon and a new, blank OneNote
    > page opened.


    I assume you clicked on the OneNote within the system tray of
    Windows(part of the Windows task bar).

    That's NOT the normal way to open OneNote. You should have a shortcut to
    OneNote on your desktop like a shortcut for any other (Office) programs.
    Double click it now.
    Now you'll see your opened notebooks or you can open by using File,
    Open, ...

    My current noteBook was not found in Doc or anywhere else -
    > until I read here about FILE>OPEN BACKUP.
    >


    You will find your notebooks under My Documents, OneNote Notebooks.
    Normally there is no reason to use the backup.

    > Should I have done a 'SAVE AS' to keep the original notes in tact as a
    > single note book? Am I missing something here ... as it seems I would have
    > been just as well to have used WORD and SAVE AS, saving some 45 minutes
    > trying to re-locate the NoteBook files???


    OneNote works in another way as all other Office programs. You'll have
    noticed that there is no Save command. OneNote saves automatically. Save
    As is only for creating copies.
    The normal procedure is:

    1. open a notebook once and for all
    2. never close notebook
    3. close only OneNote itself

    Bernd
     
  3. bahtnda

    bahtnda Flightless Bird

    "Bernd" wrote:

    >
    >
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >
    > > Started using OneNote 30 days ago ... made entries over several consecutive
    > > days.
    > > Then no entries for 8 days. I then clicked on icon and a new, blank OneNote
    > > page opened.

    >
    > I assume you clicked on the OneNote within the system tray of
    > Windows(part of the Windows task bar).


    > Yes I did ... thought that's why it was on the task bar.


    > That's NOT the normal way to open OneNote. You should have a shortcut to
    > OneNote on your desktop like a shortcut for any other (Office) programs.
    > Double click it now.
    > Now you'll see your opened notebooks or you can open by using File,
    > Open, ...


    After reading yours above, I accessed ON thru start menu and found my pages
    there - but as READ ONLY just as they were when accessed thru OPEN>BACKUP.
    Opening from shortcut gives same results as opening from task bar: "There are
    no notebooks open"
    >
    > My current noteBook was not found in Doc or anywhere else -
    > > until I read here about FILE>OPEN BACKUP.
    > >

    >
    > You will find your notebooks under My Documents, OneNote Notebooks.
    > Normally there is no reason to use the backup.


    My Documents contains 7 items - neither of which is ON.


    >
    > > Should I have done a 'SAVE AS' to keep the original notes in tact as a
    > > single note book? Am I missing something here ... as it seems I would have
    > > been just as well to have used WORD and SAVE AS, saving some 45 minutes
    > > trying to re-locate the NoteBook files???

    >
    > OneNote works in another way as all other Office programs. You'll have
    > noticed that there is no Save command. OneNote saves automatically. Save
    > As is only for creating copies.
    > The normal procedure is:
    >
    > 1. open a notebook once and for all
    > 2. never close notebook
    > 3. close only OneNote itself
    >
    > Bernd


    I thought the above was what I was doing ... opened a notebook, made notes
    and closed the window. Could my not using for several days do something???
    What seemed so simple and useful is now so confusing.

    Again, many thanks for taking the time to help.
    > .
    >
     
  4. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

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


    >
    > After reading yours above, I accessed ON thru start menu and found my pages
    > there -


    What does that mean ? What do you see ?
    Make a screenhot, upload it to www.imagehost.org and put a link to your
    screenshot in your next post ...

    but as READ ONLY just as they were when accessed thru OPEN>BACKUP.
    > Opening from shortcut gives same results as opening from task bar: "There are
    > no notebooks open"


    Above you said "found my pages". Please explain the difference.
    Or make another screenshot.

    > My Documents contains 7 items - neither of which is ON.
    >
    >


    Search from Windows explorer within your whole drive(s) for *.one files.
    These are what is called sections (which contain the pages) in OneNote.
    But beware: A notebook is NOT a file, a notebook is a Windows folder,
    which contains *.one files (the sections). So, if you want to open a
    notebook you have to navigate to a FOLDER who is named like your notebook.


    >
    > I thought the above was what I was doing ... opened a notebook, made notes
    > and closed the window. Could my not using for several days do something???


    Definitely NO.

    > What seemed so simple and useful is now so confusing.
    >

    We'll see ;-)

    Bernd
     
  5. Ben M. Schorr, MVP

    Ben M. Schorr, MVP Flightless Bird

    Sounds to me like you're using the Trial version of OneNote and perhaps it
    expired? Or maybe you got the full version and just didn't Activate it?

    --
    -Ben-
    Ben M. Schorr, MVP
    Roland Schorr & Tower
    http://www.rolandschorr.com
    http://www.officeforlawyers.com/outlook.htm
    Author: The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007:
    http://tinyurl.com/ol4law-amazon

    "bahtnda" <bahtnda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:316EF49F-5065-43CD-96E8-BD3B2D2BABDB@microsoft.com...
    >
    >
    > "Bernd" wrote:
    >
    >>
    >>
    >> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >>
    >> > Started using OneNote 30 days ago ... made entries over several
    >> > consecutive
    >> > days.
    >> > Then no entries for 8 days. I then clicked on icon and a new, blank
    >> > OneNote
    >> > page opened.

    >>
    >> I assume you clicked on the OneNote within the system tray of
    >> Windows(part of the Windows task bar).

    >
    >> Yes I did ... thought that's why it was on the task bar.

    >
    >> That's NOT the normal way to open OneNote. You should have a shortcut to
    >> OneNote on your desktop like a shortcut for any other (Office) programs.
    >> Double click it now.
    >> Now you'll see your opened notebooks or you can open by using File,
    >> Open, ...

    >
    > After reading yours above, I accessed ON thru start menu and found my
    > pages
    > there - but as READ ONLY just as they were when accessed thru OPEN>BACKUP.
    > Opening from shortcut gives same results as opening from task bar: "There
    > are
    > no notebooks open"
    >>
    >> My current noteBook was not found in Doc or anywhere else -
    >> > until I read here about FILE>OPEN BACKUP.
    >> >

    >>
    >> You will find your notebooks under My Documents, OneNote Notebooks.
    >> Normally there is no reason to use the backup.

    >
    > My Documents contains 7 items - neither of which is ON.
    >
    >
    >>
    >> > Should I have done a 'SAVE AS' to keep the original notes in tact as a
    >> > single note book? Am I missing something here ... as it seems I would
    >> > have
    >> > been just as well to have used WORD and SAVE AS, saving some 45 minutes
    >> > trying to re-locate the NoteBook files???

    >>
    >> OneNote works in another way as all other Office programs. You'll have
    >> noticed that there is no Save command. OneNote saves automatically. Save
    >> As is only for creating copies.
    >> The normal procedure is:
    >>
    >> 1. open a notebook once and for all
    >> 2. never close notebook
    >> 3. close only OneNote itself
    >>
    >> Bernd

    >
    > I thought the above was what I was doing ... opened a notebook, made notes
    > and closed the window. Could my not using for several days do
    > something???
    > What seemed so simple and useful is now so confusing.
    >
    > Again, many thanks for taking the time to help.
    >> .
    >>
     
  6. bahtnda

    bahtnda Flightless Bird

    "Bernd" wrote:

    >
    >
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >
    >
    > >
    > > After reading yours above, I accessed ON thru start menu and found my pages
    > > there -

    >
    > What does that mean ? What do you see ?
    > Make a screenhot, upload it to www.imagehost.org and put a link to your
    > screenshot in your next post ...
    >
    > but as READ ONLY just as they were when accessed thru OPEN>BACKUP.
    > > Opening from shortcut gives same results as opening from task bar: "There are
    > > no notebooks open"

    >
    > Above you said "found my pages". Please explain the difference.
    > Or make another screenshot.
    >
    > > My Documents contains 7 items - neither of which is ON.
    > >
    > >

    >
    > Search from Windows explorer within your whole drive(s) for *.one files.
    > These are what is called sections (which contain the pages) in OneNote.
    > But beware: A notebook is NOT a file, a notebook is a Windows folder,
    > which contains *.one files (the sections). So, if you want to open a
    > notebook you have to navigate to a FOLDER who is named like your notebook.
    >
    >
    > >
    > > I thought the above was what I was doing ... opened a notebook, made notes
    > > and closed the window. Could my not using for several days do something???

    >
    > Definitely NO.
    >
    > > What seemed so simple and useful is now so confusing.
    > >

    > We'll see ;-)
    >
    > Bernd
    > .
    >Once again, many thanks for your efforts. Unfortunately, I have absolutely no clue about how to make a screenshot. I think I'll just stick to my comfort zone with WORD. For me, trying to untangle the my confusion with this ON thing is taking up too much time and is just not worth it. I appreciate all your efforts.

    bahtnda
     
  7. bahtnda

    bahtnda Flightless Bird

    I so wish I could say yes to both as then there would be a solution, but I do
    have the full version and I re-verified that it was indeed activated. WORD
    has thus far been adequate for my needs so I think I'll just stick with what
    has worked so far.
    My thanks for taking the time to reply.

    bahtnda

    "Ben M. Schorr, MVP" wrote:

    > Sounds to me like you're using the Trial version of OneNote and perhaps it
    > expired? Or maybe you got the full version and just didn't Activate it?
    >
    > --
    > -Ben-
    > Ben M. Schorr, MVP
    > Roland Schorr & Tower
    > http://www.rolandschorr.com
    > http://www.officeforlawyers.com/outlook.htm
    > Author: The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007:
    > http://tinyurl.com/ol4law-amazon
    >
    > "bahtnda" <bahtnda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:316EF49F-5065-43CD-96E8-BD3B2D2BABDB@microsoft.com...
    > >
    > >
    > > "Bernd" wrote:
    > >
    > >>
    > >>
    > >> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    > >>
    > >> > Started using OneNote 30 days ago ... made entries over several
    > >> > consecutive
    > >> > days.
    > >> > Then no entries for 8 days. I then clicked on icon and a new, blank
    > >> > OneNote
    > >> > page opened.
    > >>
    > >> I assume you clicked on the OneNote within the system tray of
    > >> Windows(part of the Windows task bar).

    > >
    > >> Yes I did ... thought that's why it was on the task bar.

    > >
    > >> That's NOT the normal way to open OneNote. You should have a shortcut to
    > >> OneNote on your desktop like a shortcut for any other (Office) programs.
    > >> Double click it now.
    > >> Now you'll see your opened notebooks or you can open by using File,
    > >> Open, ...

    > >
    > > After reading yours above, I accessed ON thru start menu and found my
    > > pages
    > > there - but as READ ONLY just as they were when accessed thru OPEN>BACKUP.
    > > Opening from shortcut gives same results as opening from task bar: "There
    > > are
    > > no notebooks open"
    > >>
    > >> My current noteBook was not found in Doc or anywhere else -
    > >> > until I read here about FILE>OPEN BACKUP.
    > >> >
    > >>
    > >> You will find your notebooks under My Documents, OneNote Notebooks.
    > >> Normally there is no reason to use the backup.

    > >
    > > My Documents contains 7 items - neither of which is ON.
    > >
    > >
    > >>
    > >> > Should I have done a 'SAVE AS' to keep the original notes in tact as a
    > >> > single note book? Am I missing something here ... as it seems I would
    > >> > have
    > >> > been just as well to have used WORD and SAVE AS, saving some 45 minutes
    > >> > trying to re-locate the NoteBook files???
    > >>
    > >> OneNote works in another way as all other Office programs. You'll have
    > >> noticed that there is no Save command. OneNote saves automatically. Save
    > >> As is only for creating copies.
    > >> The normal procedure is:
    > >>
    > >> 1. open a notebook once and for all
    > >> 2. never close notebook
    > >> 3. close only OneNote itself
    > >>
    > >> Bernd

    > >
    > > I thought the above was what I was doing ... opened a notebook, made notes
    > > and closed the window. Could my not using for several days do
    > > something???
    > > What seemed so simple and useful is now so confusing.
    > >
    > > Again, many thanks for taking the time to help.
    > >> .
    > >>
     
  8. Ben M. Schorr, MVP

    Ben M. Schorr, MVP Flightless Bird

    Sorry to hear that - OneNote is a very good, and deceptively powerful, tool.
    But if Word works for you then I guess that's fine too.

    --
    -Ben-
    Ben M. Schorr, MVP
    Roland Schorr & Tower
    http://www.rolandschorr.com
    http://www.officeforlawyers.com/outlook.htm
    Author: The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007:
    http://tinyurl.com/ol4law-amazon

    "bahtnda" <bahtnda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C763BC61-A91A-4565-A49F-0CEE5B6E5B2B@microsoft.com...
    > I so wish I could say yes to both as then there would be a solution, but I
    > do
    > have the full version and I re-verified that it was indeed activated.
    > WORD
    > has thus far been adequate for my needs so I think I'll just stick with
    > what
    > has worked so far.
    > My thanks for taking the time to reply.
    >
    > bahtnda
    >
    > "Ben M. Schorr, MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Sounds to me like you're using the Trial version of OneNote and perhaps
    >> it
    >> expired? Or maybe you got the full version and just didn't Activate it?
    >>
    >> --
    >> -Ben-
    >> Ben M. Schorr, MVP
    >> Roland Schorr & Tower
    >> http://www.rolandschorr.com
    >> http://www.officeforlawyers.com/outlook.htm
    >> Author: The Lawyer's Guide to Microsoft Outlook 2007:
    >> http://tinyurl.com/ol4law-amazon
    >>
    >> "bahtnda" <bahtnda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:316EF49F-5065-43CD-96E8-BD3B2D2BABDB@microsoft.com...
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "Bernd" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >>
    >> >>
    >> >> -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >> >>
    >> >> > Started using OneNote 30 days ago ... made entries over several
    >> >> > consecutive
    >> >> > days.
    >> >> > Then no entries for 8 days. I then clicked on icon and a new, blank
    >> >> > OneNote
    >> >> > page opened.
    >> >>
    >> >> I assume you clicked on the OneNote within the system tray of
    >> >> Windows(part of the Windows task bar).
    >> >
    >> >> Yes I did ... thought that's why it was on the task bar.
    >> >
    >> >> That's NOT the normal way to open OneNote. You should have a shortcut
    >> >> to
    >> >> OneNote on your desktop like a shortcut for any other (Office)
    >> >> programs.
    >> >> Double click it now.
    >> >> Now you'll see your opened notebooks or you can open by using File,
    >> >> Open, ...
    >> >
    >> > After reading yours above, I accessed ON thru start menu and found my
    >> > pages
    >> > there - but as READ ONLY just as they were when accessed thru
    >> > OPEN>BACKUP.
    >> > Opening from shortcut gives same results as opening from task bar:
    >> > "There
    >> > are
    >> > no notebooks open"
    >> >>
    >> >> My current noteBook was not found in Doc or anywhere else -
    >> >> > until I read here about FILE>OPEN BACKUP.
    >> >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> You will find your notebooks under My Documents, OneNote Notebooks.
    >> >> Normally there is no reason to use the backup.
    >> >
    >> > My Documents contains 7 items - neither of which is ON.
    >> >
    >> >
    >> >>
    >> >> > Should I have done a 'SAVE AS' to keep the original notes in tact as
    >> >> > a
    >> >> > single note book? Am I missing something here ... as it seems I
    >> >> > would
    >> >> > have
    >> >> > been just as well to have used WORD and SAVE AS, saving some 45
    >> >> > minutes
    >> >> > trying to re-locate the NoteBook files???
    >> >>
    >> >> OneNote works in another way as all other Office programs. You'll have
    >> >> noticed that there is no Save command. OneNote saves automatically.
    >> >> Save
    >> >> As is only for creating copies.
    >> >> The normal procedure is:
    >> >>
    >> >> 1. open a notebook once and for all
    >> >> 2. never close notebook
    >> >> 3. close only OneNote itself
    >> >>
    >> >> Bernd
    >> >
    >> > I thought the above was what I was doing ... opened a notebook, made
    >> > notes
    >> > and closed the window. Could my not using for several days do
    >> > something???
    >> > What seemed so simple and useful is now so confusing.
    >> >
    >> > Again, many thanks for taking the time to help.
    >> >> .
    >> >>
     

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