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Friday, April 15, 2016

Copy OneNote Notebooks from One Account to Another

By using a shared folder on OneDrive, you can Copy an entire OneNote notebook from one user to another.

Here's how:
  1. Let's call the user hosting the notebook OriginalUser, and the account we are going to copy to TargetUser
  2. In OneDrive web app on the OriginalUser account, share a folder to TargetUser
  3. Confirm you have access to the shared folder by logging in to the OneDrive web app for TargetUser. Select the folder and "Add to my OneDrive"
  4. Now, back in the OneDrive web app for OriginalUser, select a Notebook and Copy it to the folder you shared with TargetUser. Wait for it to complete copying...
  5. In the OneDrive web app for TargetUser, navigate to the shared folder and click to open the 'copied' Notebook in the OneNote web app
  6. Wait for the opening process to complete (this may take a while)
  7. Rename the Notebook on the TargetUser OneDrive web app
  8. Move to desired, non-shared folder in the TargetUser OneDrive. You will receive this message, and you have to press "Move Anyway"


  1. Thank you! Looked everywhere for this solution, glad to finally find one that works.

  2. This is stupid. Just follow steps in http://superuser.com/questions/886227/move-onenote-file-to-another-onedrive-account/1181138#1181138

  3. I have a personal OneDrive and a business OneDrive. When I try to share my personal Documents folder with my business account I get the email, but on the business web onedrive I do not see any items as shared with me (tried with both the folder and the OneNote notebook inside of it. How can I do this? I need the notebook on my personal onedrive to exist on my business onedrive, as my personal onedrive is going away.

    1. I don't think you can share across the Personal / Business ecosystems. You will have to either copy Sections in Onenote, or Export as file and then re-upload on the other end.