How to Restore Deleted OneNote Files


Here’s how to recover deleted OneNote files – Download and install Remo Recover demo edition for free on your Windows PC, run the software and follow below explained steps to restore OneNote files when Notebook Recycle Bin is unavailable.


Recover Deleted OneNote Files

Recently, the OneNote version was upgraded to the latest OneNote 2016. When I was trying to add a new note, I mistakenly created a new section. When I tried to delete the section, the screen refreshed and I accidentally clicked Delete on a section with tons of critical notes. I tried undo but it didn’t track this change. Is it really gone or can I get it back?

Like the situation mentioned above, deleting a page in OneNote by accident is one of the common reasons for OneNote file loss. Do not worry! OneNote 2003, 2010, 2013 and 2016 has a new feature called the Notebook Recycle Bin that allows you to restore pages that you had previously deleted it.

How to restore deleted OneNote files from Notebook Recycle Bin

1. Open the Share tab where you lost recent notes.

2. Choose Notebook Recycle Bin in the History group.

3. If your deleted notes are found, right-click the page tab you want to restore, then select Move or Copy command to put the notes back in the original location.

But, OneNote 2007 removed Notebook Recycle Bin feature, so you can’t recover deleted OneNote files by following the above procedure. Don’t worry! There is an alternative solution. You can use file recovery software free download from Remo to perform OneNote deleted file recovery when Notebook Recycle Bin is unavailable.

Steps to recover deleted OneNote files with Remo Recover file recovery software

Remo Recover is reviewed and recommended by many industry experts around the globe. Go ahead and download the demo edition of the software as it allows you to confirm the chances of OneNote deleted file recovery as you will be able to preview the recovered files before buying the licensed version.

Step 1: Download and install Remo File Recovery software on your computer. Launch the software and in the main screen, click Recover Files option and select the drive from which you would like to recover deleted OneNote files. Next click Scan for the software to scan your drive

Recover Deleted Onenote Files - Main Screen

Step 2: When the scan is complete, all recovered files will be displayed. Use the File Type View option to have recovered files sorted by file types

Recover Deleted Onenote Files - View Recovered Files

Step 3: Next, double click on the file to preview the recovered files

Recover Deleted Onenote Files - Preview Recovered Files

Step 4: As a final step, save required files to a desired location

Recover Deleted Onenote Files - Save Recovered Files


Remo Recover - An easy way to do OneNote deleted file recovery

Remo Recover Basic Edition is a powerful file recovery software to undelete deleted files in OneNote 2007 and other higher versions of OneNote within few simple steps. It is an easy-to-use tool to retrieve OneNote documents that are delete or lost on Windows. The utility effortlessly scans the entire hard disk to recover deleted OneNote files on the basis of their unique signatures.

Some common causes that are known for deletion of OneNote files

  • Unintentionally deleting certain Microsoft OneNote files along with unwanted files by using Shift Delete keys
  • Power failure or sudden system reboots while working on OneNote files
  • Incorrect usage of cut and paste command to move OneNote files from one location to another
  • Malware and virus attacks may delete some crucial OneNote files from hard drive without giving any prior notification to the users
  • Interruptions while transferring OneNote files from computer to other portable storage devices causes deletion or loss of files

Some users make use of backup after sudden deletion of OneNote files. But, there are few users who do not backup or update it on regular basis. If you are one among those, then Remo Recover Basic Edition is all that you need to restore deleted OneNote files without damaging them during the file recovery process.