How to Back Up Your Notebooks in OneNote 2013

OneNote 2013 is a great program, and gives you a lot of different ways to centralize your important notes and ideas.

In fact, the more you use OneNote, the more likely you are to start relying on the information stored within it.

Since this can result in OneNote containing a lot of important data, it is a good idea to learn how to generate backups manually within the program.

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Create a Manual Backup in OneNote 2013

In the final step below, when you’re on the OneNote Backup menu, you are going to see a bunch of options that will allow you to configure your backups.

Everyone’s preferences are different, but this is a good time to consider establishing your backup method.

Since it’s usually not a good idea to back up data to the same hard drive, consider purchasing an external hard drive and setting that as your backup location.

Step 1: Launch OneNote 2013.

Step 2: Click File at the top-left corner of the window.

click the file tab

Step 2: Click Options in the column at the left side of the window.

click options at the left side of the window

Step 3: Click the Save & Backup option in the column at the left side of the window.

click the save and backup option

Step 4: Click the Back Up All Notebooks Now button to generate the backup. Note that it will go to the location specified at the top of the window.

how to create a backup in onenote 2013

Now that you know how to back up your notebooks in OneNote, you can make sure that this information is saved somewhere in case there is a problem with the file.

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