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OneNote 2010 RTM Unfiled Notes Wiped Clean

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by scoghill, Apr 26, 2010.

  1. scoghill

    scoghill Flightless Bird

    I was able to open all my beta Notebooks and all data is healthy moving from
    the beta to RTM. Except Unfiled Notes. Unfiled Notes are empty. I assumed
    the new version just overwrote my Unfiled stored in the My Documents folder.

    I figured I would just go back to some of my older Acronis Image backups and
    drag the imaged Unfiled from pre-RTM backups.

    Problem is when I drag them to the desktop and attempt to open them with the
    new OneNote they all say there is only 4K of data and no files in them.

    Am I missing something here and I've possible lost the ability to view any
    past Unfiled notes?
     
  2. Ben M. Schorr, MVP

    Ben M. Schorr, MVP Flightless Bird

    Not sure what happened - I just checked mine (I rarely do) and they're all
    still there from way back in the OneNote 2007 days, so the RTM doesn't
    overwrite it.

    Do you have any other backups you can look at? Can you search your hard
    drive for "Unfiled Notes.one" just in case it's in a different location?

    --
    -Ben-
    Ben M. Schorr, MVP
    Roland Schorr & Tower
    http://www.rolandschorr.com
    http://www.onenote-tips.com



    "scoghill" <scoghill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C54B93E7-B91F-4BEB-B684-40AEFEB0F675@microsoft.com...
    > I was able to open all my beta Notebooks and all data is healthy moving
    > from
    > the beta to RTM. Except Unfiled Notes. Unfiled Notes are empty. I
    > assumed
    > the new version just overwrote my Unfiled stored in the My Documents
    > folder.
    >
    > I figured I would just go back to some of my older Acronis Image backups
    > and
    > drag the imaged Unfiled from pre-RTM backups.
    >
    > Problem is when I drag them to the desktop and attempt to open them with
    > the
    > new OneNote they all say there is only 4K of data and no files in them.
    >
    > Am I missing something here and I've possible lost the ability to view any
    > past Unfiled notes?
     
  3. scoghill

    scoghill Flightless Bird

    WOW Ben, thanks for the tip to do a search for another copy of Unfiled Notes!

    It was opening the Unfiled Notes at the top level under My Documents/OneNote
    Notebooks.

    As it turns out I found my 240MB Unfiled Notes at My Documents/OneNote
    Notebooks/Personal. So I moved it to the top level out of Personal and now
    it sees my 240MB of Unfiled Notes.

    Not sure how OneNote 2007 targeted/drilled down into the Personal Notebook
    created it there and used it from there??

    Based on this observation, I guess I've learned that there should only be
    one Unfiled Notes in OneNote and extras should NOT be buried in other user
    created Notebooks.

    Thanks for your help and glad I didn't lose 240MB of data.

    "Ben M. Schorr, MVP" wrote:

    > Not sure what happened - I just checked mine (I rarely do) and they're all
    > still there from way back in the OneNote 2007 days, so the RTM doesn't
    > overwrite it.
    >
    > Do you have any other backups you can look at? Can you search your hard
    > drive for "Unfiled Notes.one" just in case it's in a different location?
    >
    > --
    > -Ben-
    > Ben M. Schorr, MVP
    > Roland Schorr & Tower
    > http://www.rolandschorr.com
    > http://www.onenote-tips.com
    >
    >
    >
    > "scoghill" <scoghill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:C54B93E7-B91F-4BEB-B684-40AEFEB0F675@microsoft.com...
    > > I was able to open all my beta Notebooks and all data is healthy moving
    > > from
    > > the beta to RTM. Except Unfiled Notes. Unfiled Notes are empty. I
    > > assumed
    > > the new version just overwrote my Unfiled stored in the My Documents
    > > folder.
    > >
    > > I figured I would just go back to some of my older Acronis Image backups
    > > and
    > > drag the imaged Unfiled from pre-RTM backups.
    > >
    > > Problem is when I drag them to the desktop and attempt to open them with
    > > the
    > > new OneNote they all say there is only 4K of data and no files in them.
    > >
    > > Am I missing something here and I've possible lost the ability to view any
    > > past Unfiled notes?

    >
     
  4. Ben M. Schorr, MVP

    Ben M. Schorr, MVP Flightless Bird

    Excellent, glad you got it sorted. I sort of suspected that maybe you'd
    have another Unfiled Notes section somewhere. Glad I was right.

    --
    -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

    "scoghill" <scoghill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:E60D7ED5-F248-46E8-AD72-06819916FAF4@microsoft.com...
    > WOW Ben, thanks for the tip to do a search for another copy of Unfiled
    > Notes!
    >
    > It was opening the Unfiled Notes at the top level under My
    > Documents/OneNote
    > Notebooks.
    >
    > As it turns out I found my 240MB Unfiled Notes at My Documents/OneNote
    > Notebooks/Personal. So I moved it to the top level out of Personal and
    > now
    > it sees my 240MB of Unfiled Notes.
    >
    > Not sure how OneNote 2007 targeted/drilled down into the Personal Notebook
    > created it there and used it from there??
    >
    > Based on this observation, I guess I've learned that there should only be
    > one Unfiled Notes in OneNote and extras should NOT be buried in other user
    > created Notebooks.
    >
    > Thanks for your help and glad I didn't lose 240MB of data.
    >
    > "Ben M. Schorr, MVP" wrote:
    >
    >> Not sure what happened - I just checked mine (I rarely do) and they're
    >> all
    >> still there from way back in the OneNote 2007 days, so the RTM doesn't
    >> overwrite it.
    >>
    >> Do you have any other backups you can look at? Can you search your hard
    >> drive for "Unfiled Notes.one" just in case it's in a different location?
    >>
    >> --
    >> -Ben-
    >> Ben M. Schorr, MVP
    >> Roland Schorr & Tower
    >> http://www.rolandschorr.com
    >> http://www.onenote-tips.com
    >>
    >>
    >>
    >> "scoghill" <scoghill@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:C54B93E7-B91F-4BEB-B684-40AEFEB0F675@microsoft.com...
    >> > I was able to open all my beta Notebooks and all data is healthy
    >> > moving
    >> > from
    >> > the beta to RTM. Except Unfiled Notes. Unfiled Notes are empty. I
    >> > assumed
    >> > the new version just overwrote my Unfiled stored in the My Documents
    >> > folder.
    >> >
    >> > I figured I would just go back to some of my older Acronis Image
    >> > backups
    >> > and
    >> > drag the imaged Unfiled from pre-RTM backups.
    >> >
    >> > Problem is when I drag them to the desktop and attempt to open them
    >> > with
    >> > the
    >> > new OneNote they all say there is only 4K of data and no files in them.
    >> >
    >> > Am I missing something here and I've possible lost the ability to view
    >> > any
    >> > past Unfiled notes?

    >>
     

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