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Why isn't my file on the MRU list?

Discussion in 'Microsoft OneNote' started by james, Apr 20, 2010.

  1. james

    james Flightless Bird

    I have a favorite onenote file that I use all the time. For some reason it
    is not on the most recently used list in one note. If I quit onenote and
    open the file again, it still doesn't get on the MRU list.

    How do I make the file appear in that list?
     
  2. Ben M. Schorr, MVP

    Ben M. Schorr, MVP Flightless Bird

    What version of OneNote are you using?

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    -Ben-
    Ben M. Schorr, MVP
    Roland Schorr & Tower
    http://www.rolandschorr.com
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    "james" <nospam@nospam.com> wrote in message
    news:#JiYMdL4KHA.5324@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
    > I have a favorite onenote file that I use all the time. For some reason it
    > is not on the most recently used list in one note. If I quit onenote and
    > open the file again, it still doesn't get on the MRU list.
    >
    > How do I make the file appear in that list?
     
  3. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

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

    > I have a favorite onenote file that I use all the time. For some reason
    > it is not on the most recently used list in one note. If I quit onenote
    > and open the file again, it still doesn't get on the MRU list.
    >
    > How do I make the file appear in that list?


    What do you mean by a "onenote file" ?

    I ask because there is no real need for that MRU ...

    1. Notebooks should stay open and are never listed in the MRU
    2. The only "onenote files" that are listed in the MRU are explicitely
    opened sections circumventing the containing notebook, or orphaned
    sections. Both methods are in my opinion rather unusual, exotic ways of
    using ON.
    But if you really want to open a special section directly you
    should/could create a desktop shortcut for it.

    Bernd
     
  4. james

    james Flightless Bird

    >
    > What do you mean by a "onenote file" ?
    >
    > I ask because there is no real need for that MRU ...
    >
    > 1. Notebooks should stay open and are never listed in the MRU
    > 2. The only "onenote files" that are listed in the MRU are explicitely
    > opened sections circumventing the containing notebook, or orphaned
    > sections. Both methods are in my opinion rather unusual, exotic ways of
    > using ON.
    > But if you really want to open a special section directly you should/could
    > create a desktop shortcut for it.



    I just thought I'll have one notebook for organizing notes related to home,
    and another for organizing notes related to work (but resides on my home
    pc). I thought this would make it easier if some day I want to bring the
    work related notes to work and put it on my work pc.

    Perhaps this is the wrong way to use note, that I should have only one note
    "file", and create different sections for work and home?

    But back to the original question. If you accidentally close your notebook
    in the onenote app, and the "file" isn't on the MRU list, then how do you
    open it back?

    I did manage to locate the "file", which is a onenote TOC file inside a
    folder containing other onenote related files.
     
  5. Bernd

    Bernd Flightless Bird

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

    At first I made a picture for you:

    http://i.imagehost.org/0107/FileStructure.jpg

    Forgotten remark: the *.toc files are the sections.

    >
    > I just thought I'll have one notebook for organizing notes related to
    > home, and another for organizing notes related to work (but resides on
    > my home pc). I thought this would make it easier if some day I want to
    > bring the work related notes to work and put it on my work pc.
    >
    > Perhaps this is the wrong way to use note, that I should have only one
    > note "file", and create different sections for work and home?



    Because the notebook is easy to transport/relocate by moving a single
    Windows folder that was a good idea.

    >
    > But back to the original question. If you accidentally close your
    > notebook in the onenote app, and the "file" isn't on the MRU list, then
    > how do you open it back?


    You use File, Open, Notebook ...

    Where are your Notebooks stored:

    In a standard installation under My Documents -> My Notebooks
    But you can find your real path under Tools, Options, Save, Paths:


    >
    > I did manage to locate the "file", which is a onenote TOC file inside a
    > folder containing other onenote related files.


    You should never touch any Onenote files explicitely.
    What you should use is a notebook = an equally named Windows folder.

    Bernd
     

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