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Reconfiguring Notebooks after Migration

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by Confuzeled, Mar 30, 2010.

  1. Confuzeled

    Confuzeled Flightless Bird

    I recently upgraded from Vista Pro 32 bit to Win 7 Pro 64 bit, and copied my
    OneNote files to the new configuration from a backup.

    In the process I lost all the Notebooks, although the Sections are still
    intact.

    I'd like to go back to how things were arranged before the upgrade and
    migration.

    If I search for *.one I find all the sections, a good number of which have
    the same name because I try to have one file structure for my notebooks.

    If I select one to open, it asked if I want to open the Section Only or the
    whole Notebook. I select the whole Notebook.

    When I'm done with the section and try to save it as a Notebook rather than
    a section I can't get it to save. OneNote tries to save under the Section
    Name, not Notebook name, and I can't figure out how to open all my OneNote
    sections as notebooks and savethem as such so I can continue using then=m.

    Thanks,

    Confuzeled
     
  2. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

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

    > I recently upgraded from Vista Pro 32 bit to Win 7 Pro 64 bit, and copied my
    > OneNote files to the new configuration from a backup.
    >
    > In the process I lost all the Notebooks, although the Sections are still
    > intact.
    >
    > I'd like to go back to how things were arranged before the upgrade and
    > migration.
    >
    > If I search for *.one I find all the sections, a good number of which have
    > the same name because I try to have one file structure for my notebooks.
    >
    > If I select one to open, it asked if I want to open the Section Only or the
    > whole Notebook. I select the whole Notebook.
    >
    > When I'm done with the section and try to save it as a Notebook rather than
    > a section I can't get it to save. OneNote tries to save under the Section
    > Name, not Notebook name, and I can't figure out how to open all my OneNote
    > sections as notebooks and savethem as such so I can continue using then=m.
    >
    > Thanks,
    >
    > Confuzeled


    Your fault was not to copy the notebooks but only their content(s).

    A notebook is defined only by a corresponding envelope = a folder in
    windows. Which contains 1 or more sections = *.one files.

    The standard structure is

    "My Documents" -> OneNote Notebooks -> <OneNote Notebook as a folder> ->
    <section #1.one> etc.

    You have to recreate that structure by re-creating your
    notebook-folders, so nothing is really lost.
    If you still have your old data copy just the whole folder tree below
    "OneNote notebooks".

    If not, create new folders with the old notebooks names (under "Onenote
    notebooks"), move/distribute the right sections into them and then open
    THESE folders (as notebooks).

    Bernd
     

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