OneNote timestamps

Steve 21 Reputation points


In a OneNote deleted page, there is a timestamp underneath the title.


  • Does that timestamp represent the deletion timestamp, or the original page creation time stamp, or something else?
  • Also which system datetime is used for the timestamp. Is it a server-side system date, or does it reflect the local system of the user editing/deleting the page?
    • Finally, is there any way to recover a deleted page after 60 days?


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  1. Emi Zhang-MSFT 20,266 Reputation points Microsoft Vendor

    Hi @Steve ,
    For Question 1, this is the date you create the Page.
    For Question 2, by default, OneNote uses the date and time format specified in the Control Panel in Microsoft Windows.
    For Question 3, if the page is emptied in Recycle Bin, you can also refer to this support article to check if you have any backup files in PC:

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