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How to move your OneNote 2016 Notebook to another OneDrive account

 Microsoft OneNote is truly a hidden gem of office suite. It is like digital library which you can carry everywhere in the world using cloud. OneNote is a great way to create and organize your notes, whether it’s for school, work, or personal. Its free application from Microsoft and it is such an amazing and must-have organization application. One note saves its notes to cloud service OneDrive which is also provided by Microsoft and every user gets 5gb of cloud storage on signup.

Now as we know that OneNote is an amazing application and used to take notes everywhere and its quite easy. Some people need to move their notes one account to another cloud account which is also called
“One OneDrive to another OneDrive account” and the problem is Microsoft doesn’t provide any options to direct migrate your notes one account to another account. If you think that you need to move your notes to another OneDrive account, you might have to perform it using these below methods:

In this article, we are going to perform Migration of OneNote notes to another one drive account.

“Before moving your notes to new notebook make a backup of your notebook in local machine and save your notes and if you are working in team share the information with your team that notebook is going to move another account”

Method 1: Using OneNote 2016 Application and export Pages and section

  1. Open your OneNote 2016 application and sign in using old account.
  2. Open a notebook from File /Open / Select Notebook.
  3. When all your Notebook sections and pages are loaded and synced.
  4. Click File / Export / Page / OneNote 2010-2016 section *.one. Type a file name and save the section or page on your local machine.
  5. After this process we need to import the page/section to new account.
  6. Click on account name on the right top corner and click switch account.
  7. The prompt will ask add a new account using email address and password.
  8. After adding an account close the running notebook from File / info / settings / close.
  9. Now create a new notebook File / New / Type notebook name.
  10. Now again file / info / open backups / Select the page’s/section file from your local drive. Now sync all the pages/sections from file / info / view sync status / sync all or press Shift + f9 to sync.

Wait for the completion and you are done with moving your pages/sections from one account to another. You can share the entire notebook with others using OneDrive link.

Method 2: Using OneNote 2016 application and Export Entire Notebook.

If something is missed in method 1 and you will be happy to move your entire notebook to the new account and that is also easy task.

  1. Open your OneNote 2016 application and sign in using old account.
  2. Open a notebook from File /Open / Select Notebook. When all your Notebook sections and pages are loaded and synced.
  3. Click File / Export / Notebook / Onenote package *.onepkg. Type a file name and save the file on your local machine.
  4. After this process we need to import the page/section to new account.
  5. Close all OneNote opened Notebooks and switch to new account as we did in Method 1.
  6. Now close the OneNote application. Open the folder where we saved the *.onepkg
  7. Double click the file it will open up in OneNote and give a Name and path to save. Now you have loaded up with entire Notebook. We need to share it over all devices.
  8. Click file / Share / Type name / Move notebook. Start syncing with file / info / view sync status / sync all or press Shift + f9.

Wait for the entire notebook synced and you are done with your moving entire notebook to another OneDrive account. You can access your entire Notebooks from every device and web. You can share the entire notebook with others using OneDrive link.

Now you can also delete old notebook from your old account. You can delete the entire notebook from web and provide the new account link to your team to keep working on your notebook.

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