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Mulitiple Computer Access Link

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by Sean, May 12, 2010.

  1. Sean

    Sean Flightless Bird

    Hello. I will be using OneNote on multiple computers. When I clicked that
    option while creating a new notebook on computer 1, it asked if I would like
    to receive a link for access on computer 2. I said yes, and my yahoo email
    account tried to come up on computer 1 (I do not have Outlook). However, all
    that came up was a blank page on computer 1. So, I never got the link to use
    on computer 2. I finished the set up of the notebook on computer 1. My
    question is, is there anywhere in OneNote on computer 1 that I can look for
    that link that I was supposed to get so I can use it for computer 2?

    Thank you in advance for your time.
     
  2. Rainald Taesler

    Rainald Taesler Flightless Bird

    AW: Mulitiple Computer Access Link

    Sean wrote:
    > Hello. I will be using OneNote on multiple computers. When I clicked
    > that option while creating a new notebook on computer 1, it asked if
    > I would like to receive a link for access on computer 2. I said yes,
    > and my yahoo email account tried to come up on computer 1 (I do not
    > have Outlook). However, all that came up was a blank page on computer
    > 1. So, I never got the link to use on computer 2. I finished the set
    > up of the notebook on computer 1. My question is, is there anywhere
    > in OneNote on computer 1 that I can look for that link that I was
    > supposed to get so I can use it for computer 2?


    This "link" by mail thing never worked for me.

    But that's no problem. One doesn't need that "link".
    On computer 2 just use "Open" from the file menu and navigate to the
    place where the notebook-files are stored on comupter 1.

    Prior to doing so you can check on computer 1 for the storage location:
    Tools | Options | Save

    HTH
    Rainald
     
  3. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

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

    > Hello. I will be using OneNote on multiple computers. When I clicked that
    > option while creating a new notebook on computer 1, it asked if I would like
    > to receive a link for access on computer 2. I said yes, and my yahoo email
    > account tried to come up on computer 1 (I do not have Outlook). However, all
    > that came up was a blank page on computer 1. So, I never got the link to use
    > on computer 2. I finished the set up of the notebook on computer 1. My
    > question is, is there anywhere in OneNote on computer 1 that I can look for
    > that link that I was supposed to get so I can use it for computer 2?
    >
    > Thank you in advance for your time.


    You don't need that message with the ominous link. What it contains is
    only a normal Windows file path with disturbing prefixes.

    If you want to access a notebook created on computer 1 from computer 2
    you'll need a file path (over the network) to that notebook, as in the
    case of any other file you want to access over the network.

    The prerequisites (even in the case you could have sent a link)
    are:

    The folder which contains your notebook (standard "My Notebooks") on
    computer 1 must be a "shared" folder.
    On computer 2 you should generate a drive letter for access to that
    shared folder.

    Now you can open ON on computer 2 by File, Open, Notebook and navigating
    to the folder (!) that has the name of your notebook.
    (a notebook is a folder in the Windows file system, not a file).

    Bernd
     
  4. Sean

    Sean Flightless Bird

    RE: AW: Mulitiple Computer Access Link

    Thanks for you reply.

    I don't know if I have a "network" per se. I have a home computer and laptop
    that I use with wifi when I am home. Those are the two computers. I created
    the notebook on my laptop, but I want to be able to access it from my pc from
    time to time. I guess I have to make the desktop "see" my laptop, but I'm not
    sure how to do that. I have a Linksys router. I'll try to fiddle with the
    software.


    "Rainald Taesler" wrote:

    > Sean wrote:
    > > Hello. I will be using OneNote on multiple computers. When I clicked
    > > that option while creating a new notebook on computer 1, it asked if
    > > I would like to receive a link for access on computer 2. I said yes,
    > > and my yahoo email account tried to come up on computer 1 (I do not
    > > have Outlook). However, all that came up was a blank page on computer
    > > 1. So, I never got the link to use on computer 2. I finished the set
    > > up of the notebook on computer 1. My question is, is there anywhere
    > > in OneNote on computer 1 that I can look for that link that I was
    > > supposed to get so I can use it for computer 2?

    >
    > This "link" by mail thing never worked for me.
    >
    > But that's no problem. One doesn't need that "link".
    > On computer 2 just use "Open" from the file menu and navigate to the
    > place where the notebook-files are stored on comupter 1.
    >
    > Prior to doing so you can check on computer 1 for the storage location:
    > Tools | Options | Save
    >
    > HTH
    > Rainald
    >
    >
    > .
    >
     
  5. Sean

    Sean Flightless Bird

    Thanks for your reply. I think I'm going to have to play around with my wifi
    connection on my desktop to get it to "see" my laptop.


    "Bernd" wrote:

    >
    >
    > -------- Original-Nachricht --------
    >
    > > Hello. I will be using OneNote on multiple computers. When I clicked that
    > > option while creating a new notebook on computer 1, it asked if I would like
    > > to receive a link for access on computer 2. I said yes, and my yahoo email
    > > account tried to come up on computer 1 (I do not have Outlook). However, all
    > > that came up was a blank page on computer 1. So, I never got the link to use
    > > on computer 2. I finished the set up of the notebook on computer 1. My
    > > question is, is there anywhere in OneNote on computer 1 that I can look for
    > > that link that I was supposed to get so I can use it for computer 2?
    > >
    > > Thank you in advance for your time.

    >
    > You don't need that message with the ominous link. What it contains is
    > only a normal Windows file path with disturbing prefixes.
    >
    > If you want to access a notebook created on computer 1 from computer 2
    > you'll need a file path (over the network) to that notebook, as in the
    > case of any other file you want to access over the network.
    >
    > The prerequisites (even in the case you could have sent a link)
    > are:
    >
    > The folder which contains your notebook (standard "My Notebooks") on
    > computer 1 must be a "shared" folder.
    > On computer 2 you should generate a drive letter for access to that
    > shared folder.
    >
    > Now you can open ON on computer 2 by File, Open, Notebook and navigating
    > to the folder (!) that has the name of your notebook.
    > (a notebook is a folder in the Windows file system, not a file).
    >
    > Bernd
    >
    > .
    >
     
  6. Rainald Taesler

    Rainald Taesler Flightless Bird

    AW: AW: Mulitiple Computer Access Link

    Sean wrote:
    > "Rainald Taesler" wrote:
    >> Sean wrote:


    >> > ...
    >> > 1. So, I never got the link to use on computer 2. I finished the
    >> > set up of the notebook on computer 1. My question is, is there
    >> > anywhere in OneNote on computer 1 that I can look for that link
    >> > that I was supposed to get so I can use it for computer 2?

    >>
    >> This "link" by mail thing never worked for me.
    >>
    >> But that's no problem. One doesn't need that "link".
    >> On computer 2 just use "Open" from the file menu and navigate to the
    >> place where the notebook-files are stored on comupter 1.
    >>
    >> Prior to doing so you can check on computer 1 for the storage
    >> location: Tools | Options | Save

    >
    > I don't know if I have a "network" per se. I have a home computer and
    > laptop that I use with wifi when I am home. Those are the two
    > computers. I created the notebook on my laptop, but I want to be able
    > to access it from my pc from time to time. I guess I have to make the
    > desktop "see" my laptop,


    Exactly.

    > but I'm not sure how to do that. I have a
    > Linksys router. I'll try to fiddle with the software.


    Try out the network features and create a WLAN connecting the two
    computers.
    You need a "little" network and you have to make the direcotry (folder)
    on the laptop where the notebooks are stored *shared* in order to reach
    the files.

    Rainald
    P.S. Which OS(s) are using?
     

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