How to restore my notebook after accidentally resetting OneNote?

Meris 6 Reputation points
2020-12-07T01:38:42.107+00:00

OneNote was acting up on my computer so I closed to application and turned off the computer and turned it back on. When trying to open OneNote again a message popped up asking if I would like to reset OneNote or Open Normally. I accidentally clicked on reset and when the application opened my whole notebook and all the notes I had taken were gone and I really need them back. Can someone please help???

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  1. George Browning 1 Reputation point
    2020-12-07T01:58:40.007+00:00

    you half to buy a program for deep restore

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  2. Emily Hua-MSFT 27,521 Reputation points
    2020-12-07T08:31:12.52+00:00

    @Meris
    Which verison of OneNote are you using now?
    If it is one app of Office suite or the standalone OneNote, such as OneNote 2016, please try to search backups.

    • Open the notebook where you lost recent notes.
    • Click File > Info > Open Backups. Generally, you would find some folders of your notebooks. Each folder represents a OneNote notebook that’s stored on your computer.
    • Double click the notebook folder that you want find back its notebooks.
    • Select the notebook section backup file you want to open, and then click Open. And then please check whether there is any of your notes.

    Besides, you may refer to article "Find my lost notes" to check whether it helps.

    Any questions, please feel free to post back.


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