Easy Instructions to Delete a OneNote Notebook

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How to Delete a OneNote Notebook

I’m Tracy from Valadilene, your experienced guide in all things tech. Whether you’re tidying your digital workspace or retiring an obsolete project, knowing how to delete a OneNote notebook can help declutter your virtual environment. Keep reading to discover the step-by-step process.

Steps to Delete a OneNote Notebook

Before proceeding, remember that deleting a notebook is a permanent action and it can’t be undone. Make sure you’ve copied or backed up any valuable information before removing it.

Step 1: Open OneNote

Launch OneNote on your computer. Go to the ‘Notebooks’ pane and locate the notebook you want to delete.

Step 2: Navigate to Notebook on OneDrive

OneNote notebooks are stored in the OneDrive Cloud. To remove a notebook, you must do so via OneDrive. Click on the ‘Open in OneDrive’ button to access your online storage.

Step 3: Delete the Notebook

In the OneDrive folder, locate your OneNote notebook. Right-click on the notebook and select ‘Delete’ from the pop-up menu.

Step 4: Confirm the Deletion

OneDrive will ask you to verify your decision. Confirm the deletion to proceed.

Note: The notebook will be moved to the OneDrive Recycle Bin, where it remains for 30 days before permanent removal. During this time, you can restore the notebook if you wish.

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Guide and content based on Microsoft’s official guide for OneNote usage and maintence.

Delete a notebook in OneNote – Microsoft support