OneNote 2013 with multiple accounts

I like OneNote … I really like OneNote …

Hey! I can't be the only one, can I?!?!? :wink:

Along with the other 19 current OneNote users ... I recently started getting prompted with the following pop-up notice:

OneNoteUpgrade

I'm a good little minion ... drinkin' a belly full of the Redmond Kool-Aid ... so naturally I click "Upgrade Now".

That's when the trouble started!!! :wink:

Mister Unconditional is a busy guy, with lots of different Microsoft accounts, each of them potentially linked to multiple online OneNote notebooks.

Repeat after me: Recipe for Disaster!!! :scream:

Since the upgrade process only asked for single credentials, I only got the notebooks associated with that account.

Addled that I am ... I remember going through a similar upgrade from 2007 -> 2010 but distinctly recall being able to locate my missing notebooks by just attempting to "Open" them:

OneNote2010Open

Clicking on the highlighted link displayed the standard OneDrive sign-in screen, which lead to the various Office365 online apps of which one is OneNote which after selecting displayed a list of all known notebooks from which one can be chosen displaying it in a browser and from where an "Open in OneNote" link can be clicked that will connect the online notebook to the local OneNote installation. Easy!!! :smile:

Unfortunately ... OneNote 2013 doesn't work that way. :sob:

After much teeth-knashing, cloth-rending, and hand-wringing ... I figured out that the solution is to edit your account and add a new “service”.

From the "File" menu, select "Account", which presents something similar to:

Account

Click on the "Add a service" link, choose "Storage" and then "OneDrive":
Service

This will present the standard OneDrive sign-in screen where you can enter your credentials and if successful, a second "Connected Service" reference will be displayed.

At this point, go back to the "Open" menu and in the "Open from other locations" area, a second OneDrive location will be available from where other notebooks can be selected and opened:

OtherLoc

Once a notebook is added this way, the "additional service" credentials will be cached and automated sync will work.

Enjoy!

SC

Sam

The one thing you gotta know about me ...

The Sunny Pacific Northwest http://www.iii-eng.com
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