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How to delete a notebook in OneNote?

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OneNote is a digital note-taking app by Microsoft which lets you type, sketch and record ideas on the device and store it on the cloud. Based on cloud storage, it offers cross-platform compatibility and syncs with OneDrive, which in turn syncs with your PC. So, you can access and change the files on the PC remotely.

In this article, we explain how you can delete a notebook in OneNote via the OneNote website, app and your local PC storage.

How to delete a notebook via the OneNote website?

To delete a notebook in OneNote, you will have to first sign-in with your Microsoft account. You can go to and fill the details after which you will see a dashboard of all the Microsoft apps. Here, select OneNote and then follow the instructions given below.

Step 1: Click on Manage and Delete at the top right of the page. Step 2: You will enter OneDrive. Here, open Documents and then select the notebooks that you want to delete. Step 3: Now that you have chosen the notebooks, either right-click and then press Delete or press the trash icon at the top bar. If you have deleted the notebook by mistake, you can quickly click on Undo at the top-right. This will restore your notebook back to OneDrive.Also read: How to delete your Dropbox account?

How to delete a notebook in OneNote on PC?

OneDrive automatically syncs the changes on your computer. However, you cannot delete the notebooks here. You will have to go online and then sign in to to delete the notebooks. Each notebook will create a shortcut in your OneDrive folder which looks like this: But you can open the notebooks on your PC. To open the notebooks, go to OneDrive folder or click on OneDrive in the System Tray. Also read: How to delete your Microsoft account?

How to delete a section of a notebook in OneNote?

You can also delete a part of a notebook on OneNote by following the steps mentioned below.

Step 1: Go to OneNote and then click on the notebook whose sections you want to delete. You will see the sections on the left sidebar. Step 2: Now, right-click on a section and then click Delete. Also read: How to change slide size in Microsoft Powerpoint?


Kumar Hemant

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