How to back up your Microsoft OneNote data to your PC manually, or set timed automatic updates

Back up OneNote to ensure your important notes never get lost.Carlina Teteris/Getty Images
  • You can easily back up OneNote, Microsoft's note-taking platform, to make sure all of your work is saved to your external hard drive.
  • To ensure you never lose your meticulously made OneNote documents, you can get started backing up your work in a few simple steps.

OneNote is a Microsoft program that can keep all your most brilliant notes, ideas, and musings organized.

You don't want to lose any OneNote documents you've taken the time to craft should your computer suffer a catastrophic crash.

Fortunately there are ways to ensure that you can always recover your work. For PC users, your best bet is to back up your work in OneNote.Advertisement

Here's how you can get started backing up OneNote on your PC in a few easy steps.

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How to back up OneNote on a PC

1. Open OneNote for Windows on your desktop.

2. Click "File" from the options bar at the top of your screen.

3. Select "Options" among the sidebar options on the left.

In the “OneNote Options” menu, you can configure backups, as well as tinker with other important software settings.Emma Witman/Business Insider
4. Click "Save & Backup" from the list of options on the left side of the OneNote Options dialog box.Advertisement

5. Click "Back Up All Notebooks Now."

In the "Save & Backup" tab, select "Back Up All Notebooks Now" if you haven't previously backed up, or "Back Up Changed Files Now" if you need to update a previous backup.Emma Witman/Business Insider

As an added precaution, you can configure automatic backing up while you're here. You can set your notebooks to back up in automatic intervals as distant as days or weeks apart, or as frequently as minute by minute.Advertisement

Select how often you'd like an automatic backup to occur.Emma Witman/Business Insider

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