How to Delete a OneNote Notebook

If you know you're never going to need a notebook again, you can delete it from your computer. In File Explorer, navigate to your Documents (or My Documents) folder, and then double-click OneNote Notebooks. In the OneNote Notebooks folder, right-click the name of the notebook you want to delete, and then click Delete. More items...

If you’re someone who frequently uses OneNote, you might have multiple Notebooks saved on it. However, there might come a time when you want to delete a Notebook from your OneNote. And although it seems like a simple task, it’s not as easy as right-clicking and selecting “close this Notebook.”

In this tutorial, we’ll guide you through the process of deleting a Notebook on OneNote. First and foremost, you need to know that simply closing a Notebook doesn’t delete it. If you right-click on the Notebook and select “close this Notebook,” it will disappear from your OneNote for Windows 10 on that device. But, you can still access it by clicking on “more Notebooks.”

To delete it permanently, you need to go to your OneDrive. In the search bar, search for the name of the Notebook you want to delete. It should be in a folder called “Documents.” However, that folder can be within any other folder, so locating it might be a bit tricky. We suggest you search for the name of the Notebook you want to delete.

Once you find the Notebook, select it, and click on “delete.” Now, it’s entirely deleted from your OneNote. However, it might still show up in your OneNote for Windows 10 and take some time to get removed entirely. But, don’t worry, it’s physically deleted from your OneNote.

In conclusion, deleting a Notebook from OneNote requires you to delete it from OneDrive. Simply closing the Notebook won’t delete it. But, by following the steps mentioned above, you can quickly delete it from your OneNote.


Why can't I delete a notebook in OneNote?
First things first, you can't delete a Notebook using OneNote as there's no option to do so. However, you can remove the current Notebook from the Notebook's list to prevent it from syncing with the OneNote desktop app. Additionally, you must note that to remove OneNote Notebook, you must know its location.
How do I permanently delete OneNote notebook from OneDrive?
Open OneDrive and find the notebook in your list of documents.Place the pointer over the tile and check the box that appears.Choose Manage >, Delete.Return to OneNote and click the name of the notebook you just deleted from OneDrive.More items...
How do I delete a OneNote notebook on a Mac?
Move the mouse pointer over the notebook you want to delete, and then click to select the small circle that appears next to or in the upper right corner of the notebook icon. You'll see a small check mark in the circle next to the notebook. Click Delete on the OneDrive menu bar.
Does closing a notebook delete it?
Note: When you close a notebook, you're only removing it from the list of notebooks displayed. You are not deleting the notebook. If you want to, you can permanently delete a notebook.