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Old 12-16-2014, 07:53 PM
WesternGuy WesternGuy is offline Moving OneNote files from Win 7 machine to a new Win 8.1 Pro machine - how to do it successfully? Windows 7 64bit Moving OneNote files from Win 7 machine to a new Win 8.1 Pro machine - how to do it successfully? Office 2010 64bit
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I am trying to move my OneNote's note file from my old Windows 7 SP 1 machine to a new Windows 8.1 Pro machine. I have had limited success. When I simply copy the file that was on my old machine and install it in my new machine, all the "notes" seem to be there - BUT...the Notebooks show up as Section Groups in one very large Notebook - not what I wanted to happen.

I am hoping that there is someone out there who has successfully moved OneNote files from one machine to another and that they are willing to share their adventures. Any insight that anyone would care share will be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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Old 12-29-2014, 05:16 PM
themausman themausman is offline Moving OneNote files from Win 7 machine to a new Win 8.1 Pro machine - how to do it successfully? Windows 7 32bit Moving OneNote files from Win 7 machine to a new Win 8.1 Pro machine - how to do it successfully? Office 2013
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My advice would be to copy the complete folders from your OneNote Notebooks folder. Most of the time you will find this folder in your documents folder. For instance if you have a notebook about Holidays you would have a Holdidays folder in your OneNote notebooks folder. Copy the complete Holidays folder from your windows 7 pc to your Windows 8 pc. Place it in the documents folder in your OneNote notbooks folder. Then open OneNote and from OneNote browse to the directory containing your Holidays book. From that directory open the .onenote toc file. That should open your Notebook with all the sections in their proper place. Good subject. I will write a blogpost on that.

Visit my blog for other tips: the onenote corner ( http://theonenotecorner.wordpress.com/ )
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Old 12-29-2014, 07:20 PM
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My advice would be to copy the complete folders from your OneNote Notebooks folder. Most of the time you will find this folder in your documents folder. For instance if you have a notebook about Holidays you would have a Holdidays folder in your OneNote notebooks folder. Copy the complete Holidays folder from your windows 7 pc to your Windows 8 pc. Place it in the documents folder in your OneNote notbooks folder. Then open OneNote and from OneNote browse to the directory containing your Holidays book. From that directory open the .onenote toc file. That should open your Notebook with all the sections in their proper place. Good subject. I will write a blogpost on that.

Visit my blog for other tips: the onenote corner ( http://theonenotecorner.wordpress.com/ )
Thanks for the tip, but that approach makes it very laborious as I have over 50 "notebooks: within OneNote.
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What I discovered is that you move the entire "Notebooks" folder to my new (8.1) machine to start with. It goes into the Documents folder, i.e., the same location on the Win 8.1 machine as it was on the old Win 7 SP1 machine.

Then I used the following process that works for me - this does not guarantee that it will work for everyone, but it is a start.

Open the application regedit.exe on the Win 7 machine and find the following key -
HKEY_CURRENT_USER/Software/Microsoft/Office/14.0/OneNote/OpenNotebooks

Export this key to a file on a flash drive. You will be asked to specify a file name and a folder for the file. Give the file the same name as it had on the Win 7 machine - OpenNotebooks. The .reg suffix will be attached automatically by the Export operation. You can actually export it directly to the flash drive.

Move the flash drive from the old Win 7 machine to the new Win 8.1P machine.

Using Windows Explorer, find the file that you exported to the flash drive.

Double click on it and Windows will place the new file in the appropriate Registry location.

You should now be able to open One Note and all the old folders and pages should be there.
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That is what worked for me.

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Old 12-30-2014, 05:11 PM
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That's actually a very good tip! Thanks for sharing...
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Old 12-30-2014, 06:55 PM
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That's actually a very good tip! Thanks for sharing...
You are very welcome.

It took me a while to get to that solution because it took me a while to figure out how OneNote knew that a Notebook was "open". It had to keep track of it somewhere and that is how I discovered that it was the registry which is where a lot of apps keep track of what they are doing.

I would caution anyone who tries this solution, or any other solution that requires working with the registry to BACK IT UP first, just in case.

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Hi WesternGuy,
Just wanted to let you know that i will publish this post soon. http://wp.me/p57J76-8W You will find your tip back in there!
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Old 01-03-2015, 09:34 AM
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Hi WesternGuy,
Just wanted to let you know that i will publish this post soon. http://wp.me/p57J76-8W You will find your tip back in there!
As long as you give the appropriate credit, this is fine by me. Always open to sharing ideas.

I went to the URL you posted, but it could not be found, so I am not sure what is happening. Maybe it isn't posted yet?

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Old 01-03-2015, 02:48 PM
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Nope not posted yet, scheduled for next week.
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