By Kelsey twitter/ Last Updated September 28, 2021

Why Do You Need Cloud Backup?

  • Are you afraid of accidentally losing the data stored on your hard drive?
  • Are you anxious that there is not enough space locally for backup?
  • Are you panicked that you have lost all local backups due to local accidents?
  • Backup all your data to the cloud offsite, never lose data and recover them from any PC.

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How to Backup OneNote?

OneNote is a Microsoft program that can automatically save your notes while you are working. If the backup is located on your hard drive or in a medium connected to the system, then when the hard drive is damaged, the computer is attacked by a virus, or the operating system crashes, it may cause loss of OneNote data. The best way to ensure local data security is to back up to the cloud, such as backing up OneNote to OneDrive. You'll learn how to backup OneNote files to OneDrive in the following sections.


Why Sync OneNote to OneDrive?

OneDrive is Microsoft's great file hosting tool, a built-in program for Windows 10, and office 365's default online storage and sync service, providing many powerful features. Back up or sync OneNote to OneDrive, where you can share notes with friends and family, and use the app to view files on multiple devices. Also, OneDrive offers 5GB of free cloud storage for each registered account.

You may also choose to backup OneNote files to OneDrive because of the following:

√ Excellent interface.

√ Clients for Android, iOS, Mac, and Windows.

√ Well integrated with Windows 10 and Office 365.

√ Powerful file sharing and document collaboration editing.

√ Data is stored in the cloud, effectively protecting against on-premises threats and avoiding important data loss.

How to Backup OneNote to OneDrive?

In this chapter, we will introduce 3 free methods for backing up OneNote notes and files to OneDrive. Continue reading to understand the specific steps.

Way 1. Manually Backup OneNote to OneDrive

Microsoft creates backups for OneNote, which you can manually run to back up OneNote data to your local location or external hard drive.

Step 1. Start OneNote on your computer, and then select File > Option.

Step 2. In the OneNote Options dialog box, click Save & Backup. Then, on the right side of the window, select Backup folder > Modify, and then choose to backup the OneNote file your local, or external hard drive connected to your system.

Backup OneNote Modify

Step 3. After selecting the backup location, click Back Up All Notebooks Now under the Backup tab. When you receive a notification that the OneNote backup is complete, click OK.

Backup All Notebooks Now

Step 4. Go to the OneDrive website and login to your account. Click Upload on the taskbar, then navigate to the folder where the OneNote backup files are stored and upload the OneNote files that need to be backed up.

OneDrive Upload

Way 2. Automatically Backup OneNote to OneDrive

Some third-party tools automatically back up OneNote to cloud storage service. Here, we recommend using free software such as CBackup, which is not a complicated process:

Step 1. Follow Steps 1-3 of Way 1 to backup OneNote files to your computer, and if you only need to back up individual files to OneDrive, you can choose to export Your OneNote notebook:

Open the OneNote Notebook, click File, then click Export on the taskbar, and select the content and format to export.

Export Notebook

Step 2. Then download CBackup, install and start it, register an account for free and log in to the service.

Sign In

Step 3. Click My Storage in the taskbar, then select + > Add Cloud on the top-left corner. Then follow the on-screen guide to add OneDrive and grant access to CBackup.

My Storage Add Cloud

Step 4. Tap the Backup Tasks tab, and click the New Task button.

Create Task

Step 5. Click Add Source to select the OneNote files, click Add Destination to tap Single Cloud and select OneDrive as the backup destination.

Add Source

Add Destination Single Cloud

Step 6. And then click the Start Backup button to backup OneNote files to OneDrive.

Tips: You can click Settings in the lower-left corner of the window before Start Backup, and set the OneNote online backup task under Scheduled Backup. You can select the task to be executed at a specific time or daily/weekly/monthly.

Schedule Backup

Way 3. Sync OneNote to OneDrive

Syncing OneNote files to OneDrive is also a great way. When you take notes on your phone, you can also use the data when you open OneNote from your computer.

Step 1. Open OneNote Notebook and click Share on the taskbar.

Notebook Share

Step 2. Select OneDrive on the shared notebook screen. If you have logged into your OneDrive account, the account will automatically be displayed on the interface.

Select OneDrive

If OneDrive is not displayed on the interface, click Add a Place > OneDrive, and then log in to your account.

Add a place

Step 3. Click Move Notebook to save OneNote to OneDrive.

Move Notebook

Step 4. Now you can share your notebook with others so that you can collaborate in the notebook in real-time.

Shared With

Bonus Tip: How to Backup Windows PC?

OneDrive is a good supporting file hosting service for Windows OS, but if you want to back up your entire Windows computer, you may need to switch to a more professional PC cloud backup service. OneDrive only provides 5GB of storage space for free, which is more suitable for backing up some files such as OneNote rather than the entire computer data.

Cloud backup tools have more professional backup methods and more reasonable backup space solutions, such as CBackup. It can also help you back up Windows 11/10/8/7/XP to the cloud instead of just the OneDrive cloud. Through simple operations, the data is backed up to its secure cloud - CBackup cloud. It provides a lot of backup space, enough to protect your personal files.

CBackup Main Page

Now start backing up your Windows PC:

Step 1. Please download and start CBackup, then create a CBackup account then log in. Click New Task under the Backup Tasks tab to create a task.

Create Task

Step 2. In the next interface, click Add Source and select the PC files that need to be backed up. Tap Add Destination to select CBackup Cloud.

Add Source

Step 3. Click Start Backup to launch the backup task.

Start Backup


That's all about how to backup OneNote to OneDrive, and you can choose one of 3 free ways. Also, if you're looking for a backup solution for your Windows PC, try CBackup, a simple, easy-to-use professional cloud backup for large storage space at a lower price.

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