How to Delete Notebook in OneNote Windows/Mac (2024)

You can delete a notebook Notebook from your computer if you're certain you will never need it again. What happens, though, if you want to remove previous notebooks from OneNote? This post will introduce the different methods to delete the OneNote Notebook on Windows and Mac.

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OneNote can be used to plan your day, keep track of ideas, preserve research notes, and create and distribute meeting minutes. OneDrive allows you to permanently delete OneNote notebooks that are no longer in use in order to organize your files. However, there is not a direct way to delete a notebook, but Windows File Explorer does. 


You can delete the information from OneNote without permanently erasing it from your computer if you think you might need it again in the future. Furthermore, it's OK that you have permanently deleted the OneNote from Notebook.

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Here is the simple 3-step tutorial on how to recover OneNote files with EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro:

Step 1. Choose the exact file location and then click the "Search for Lost Data" button to continue.

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Step 2. After the process, locate the deleted or lost files in the left panel using the "Path" or "Type" feature. Or, you can apply the "Filter" feature to find the deleted files.

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Step 3. Click the "Recover" button and save the restored files – ideally, it should be different from the original one. You can choose a cloud storage, such as OneDrive, Google Drive, etc., and click "Save" to save your recovered files.

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What's more, you can learn the different ways to delete OneNote on a MacBook and Windows 11/10. Before it, watch this video first. It provides you with more details on OneNote Notebook deletion.

  • 00:01 - Introduction
  • 00:40 - How to delete Notebook in OneDrive
  • 01:34 - Close Notebook

How to Delete OneNote Notebook from OneDrive

There is a crucial choice you must make once you are done using a shared OneNote notebook on OneDrive. Do you want to delete the notebook permanently? Do you like to keep the notebook but remove it from OneDrive?

You can remove your notebook if you don't want it to be accessible on OneDrive and if you don't want to save any of your notes. The notebook can be found in your list of documents when you open OneDrive. Here are the steps to delete the OneNote Notebook:

Step 1. Check the box that appears after moving the pointer over the tile.

Step 2. Select "Manage">"Delete".

Step 3. Click the name of the notebook you just erased from OneDrive to return to OneNote.

Step 4. Close this notebook.

Delete OneNote Notebook from OneDrive

OneNote will attempt to sync with a notebook that no longer exists, and you'll get a syncing error if you don't close the deleted notebook and lose your data if you don't back up the OneNote files.

Delete OneNote Notebook in Windows 11/10

OneNote is a capable note-taking program that you may use to organize your chores, conduct research, and other activities. In the last part, we covered how to delete the OneNote notebook from OneDrive and address the deleted files recovery. In this part, you will learn how to delete the OneNote notebook in Windows 11/10.

The selected notebook's complete contents, including all its sections, pages, notes, photos, and attachments, will be permanently deleted after this procedure. It is irreversible. If you have ever shared your notebook with someone else, you could think about notifying them that you are deleting the notebook so they can copy any relevant data.

Step 1. Double-click "OneNote Notebooks" after finding it in the "Documents" (or My Documents) folder in "File Explorer".

OneNote Notebooks

Step 2. Right-click the name of the notebook you wish to delete in the OneNote Notebooks folder, and then select "Delete".

Step 3. Click "Empty Recycle Bin" from the menu that appears when you right-click the Recycle Bin icon on your computer's desktop to erase the deleted files from your system.

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How to Delete Notebook in OneNote on Mac

Note: If the notebook was previously saved to a location other than Documents, you might need to navigate to a different folder.

Do the following to continue deleting an entire notebook:

You should first close the notebook. Go to any page in the notebook that you want to delete in OneNote for Mac.

Step 1. Click "Notebooks", point to "Notebooks", and then click "Close This Notebook" on the menu bar.

Close This Notebook

Step 2. Next, open in any Web browser, including Safari. If necessary, log in using the same Microsoft or organizational account presently used to access the notebook you want to delete.

Step 3. Once you have signed in to OneDrive successfully, go to your account's Documents folder.

Step 4. Click the little circle that appears next to or in the top right corner of the notebook icon after moving the mouse pointer over the notebook you want to delete.

Step 5. There will be a tiny checkmark in the area surrounding the notepad.

Step 6. On the OneDrive menu bar, select "Delete".

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You already know how to delete a OneNote notebook, as well as how to delete a shared OneNote notebook and delete it from File Explorer, OneDrive, and Mac. This post also introduces the potent data recovery program EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard Pro, which can assist you in recovering deleted files.

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Delete OneNote Notebook FAQs

If you still have some questions about deleting OneNote Notebook, check the quick answers below to help yourself out:

1. How do I permanently Delete a notebook in OneNote?

Navigate to the notebook you wish to delete in your OneDrive account (it's probably located in Files > Documents). Select Delete from the context menu by right-clicking the notebook's name. Advice: You can delete a portion of a page rather than the entire notebook if you don't want to.

2. Why can't I Delete a notebook in OneNote?

The likelihood is that another program is attempting to use the file right now. This can still happen even if you can't see any running programs. Windows 11/10 locks down files that are opened by other programs or processes, making it impossible to move, change, or delete them. 

3. How do you Delete a notebook in the OneNote app?

You can carry out a similar procedure using the Android, iPhone, or iPad apps. Open the app on your phone and select the Notebooks option to get started. To pick the notebook you want to close, press and hold your finger on it. A context menu with options to update or close your notebook will then display.

4. Can I Delete a class notebook in OneNote?

  • Choose ClassNotebooks from My Files.
  • To delete a Class Notebook, tick the box next to it and then choose Delete.
  • Verify that you want to delete the notebook when prompted.
  • All of the information in your class notebook will be deleted.
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