Deleted Notes In Onenote

  

If the suggestions in this article didn't help you recover notes that you’re sure you lost, consider reporting the issue on the OneNote forums on Microsoft Community. Another customer may have run into the same issue or a member of the OneNote product team may be able to help. After you empty the recently used notebooks list, when syncs to OneNote on another platform, you can see that the notebooks have disappeared from the more notebooks list. NOTE: If you emptied the Recent list in OneNote 2016, the existing notebooks will also disappear from the more notebooks list.

Question:

After deleting a notebook on onedrive.com, why does this notebook name still shown in the list of more notebooks in OneNote client?
How can I completely remove these deleted notebooks?

Answer:

You need to empty the list of 'Recent' in traditional Office OneNote (for example, OneNote 2016) in Windows systems.
The OneNote client of other platforms's 'More Notebooks' window will no longer lists the notebooks that have been deleted from onedrive.com.
Don't know why OneNote 2016 's 'Recent' list affects 'More Notebooks' of other platforms OneNote,

Steps:

In Windows Office OneNote 2016:
Click 'File' tab -> 'Open' page -> 'Open from other locations' -> 'Recent', the recent notebooks will list on the right.
Right click on a notebook, click 'Remove from list' menu item. And do this again to remove one by one notebook from recent list.
After you empty the recently used notebooks list, when syncs to OneNote on another platform, you can see that the notebooks have disappeared from the more notebooks list.

NOTE:

If you emptied the Recent list in OneNote 2016, the existing notebooks will also disappear from the more notebooks list. But, you can wait patiently,and they will return.
Or, if you can reopen a notebook in OneNote 2016, the 'More Notebooks' list on other platforms will restore the existing notebooks.

Way 2:

You can also using browser to sign in to OneDrive.com and delete the relevant notebook in Recent.

Way 3:

Install Office app from Microsoft Store, run Office app, delete the notebook from 'Recent' list.
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While OneNote is indeed a fantastic Office application, it doesn't exactly work exactly like other Office apps all the time. When deleting a Word document or a PowerPoint presentation, the file goes into the Recycle Bin.

Understand the OneNote Recycle Bin

OneNote uses it's very own Recycle Bin, however, which is separate from the operating system. And while it's easy to use, it's not readily apparent where the OneNote Recycle Bin lives, or what some of it's options are.

But that's why we're here.

First, know that OneNote lets you recover notes or even entire pages of notes using the Undo keyboard combo of Ctrl+Z (if on a Windows machine) or Command+Z (if using a Mac).

Additionally, you can restore single pages or entire sections of notes by using the OneNote Recycle Bin. Opening the OneNote Recycle Bin will let you browse recently deleted notes and sections. It then let's you restore pages or sections by moving them back to their original notebook, or to another location of your choosing.

On the OneNote 16 version, you get to the Recycle Bin by visiting the History tab.

On the OneNote UWP version (Win 10, Mac), you access the Recycle Bin by going to the View tab.

Deleted Notes Section Onenote

What's more, get to the OneNote Deleted Items by using a couple clever little shortcuts.

To View recently Deleted Items

In any open notebook, do the following:
  • On the View tab, click the small arrow next to the Deleted Notes button, and then click View Deleted Notes.
  • In the Deleted Notes view, click the tab of the deleted page or section that you want to look at.
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  • When done, exit this view by clicking the curved arrow that appears just to the right of the Deleted Notes section label.
  • To Restore recently deleted items

    While viewing any page or section in the Deleted Notes view, do the following:

    Find Deleted Notes In Onenote

  • Right click (or Ctrl-click on a Mac) the tab of the page or section that you want to restore.
  • On the menu that appears, click Restore To.
  • Select the destination where you want to move the deleted notes, and then click
  • And you can also perform some housekeeping from here. Just right click and choose 'Delete Permanently, as shown here. (You'll notice that I have several 'Untitled Pages' that were generated during demos, then deleted.)

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