How To Move Onenote From Onedrive To Local Drive

OneNote is a popular note-taking app that allows users to organize their notes, ideas, and information in one place. However, sometimes it can be useful to move your OneNote notebooks from OneDrive to a local drive for better accessibility or security.

Step 1: Open OneNote

To begin the process of moving your OneNote notebooks, open the app on your device. You can find it in the Start menu on Windows devices or by searching for “OneNote” on other operating systems.

Step 2: Select the Notebook

Once you have opened OneNote, select the notebook that you want to move from OneDrive to a local drive. You can do this by clicking on the notebook name in the left-hand column of the app.

Step 3: Move the Notebook

To move the selected notebook, click on the “File” tab in the top left corner of the app. From there, select “New” and then “Move to Local Notebook.” This will prompt a dialog box asking you where you want to save the notebook. Select the location on your local drive where you want to store the notebook.

Step 4: Confirm the Move

Once you have selected the location for the notebook, click “Move” to confirm the move. OneNote will then begin the process of moving the notebook from OneDrive to your local drive.

Step 5: Wait for the Move to Complete

Depending on the size of the notebook and the speed of your internet connection, it may take some time for the move to complete. Once the move is finished, you will be able to access your OneNote notebook from your local drive.


Moving your OneNote notebooks from OneDrive to a local drive can be a useful way to improve accessibility and security. By following these simple steps, you can easily move your notebooks to a location that works best for you.