How to move a OneNote Notebook to SharePoint

OneNote is a professional platform for collaborative note-taking in a personalized format. As a part of Microsoft’s Office 365 suite, NoteBook files can be stored on OneNote or SharePoint alike. Despite this, many users find themselves perplexed when attempting to move a document, originally stored on OneDrive, to SharePoint.


  1. Open your Notebook page
  2. Right-click your note’s page from the side panel
  3. Select Move or Copy
  4. Expand a notebook stored on SharePoint
  5. Select an existing note/page
  6. Select Move
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The following guide intends to demonstrate how you can easily move an existing OneNote file from a OneDrive folder to a SharePoint folder.


  1. Moving a OneNote document from OneDrive to SharePoint
  2. Creating a OneNote notebook on SharePoint
  3. End note

Moving a OneNote document from OneDrive to SharePoint

Step 1 – Open your OneNote document and access note movement

Please ensure you’ve opened a file stored within a OneDrive folder if you’d like to properly follow the guide provided. If you’ve created a new file for the demonstration, please ensure you’ve added some content- we will need this to ensure your file was moved without issue. After opening a file, right-click your page within the right-side panel and select Move or Copy. Alternatively, use the shortcut Control Alt M on Windows.

Step 2 – Select the Note to move

Within the file move window, expand the notebook you’d like to swap over to and select a file within it. After doing so, continue by clicking Move at the bottom of the window. This will begin transferring your document to the same folder. (This will only work if the notebook is stored on SharePoint, else you’re just moving it to another place in OneDrive).

Step 3 – Verify the move succeeded

If the move functioned correctly, you’ll find that when you open the intended destination notebook, your note page is selectable from its side panel. An example is shown below.

Creating a OneNote notebook on SharePoint

The process

After opening OneNote, navigate to the File page and select New. On the new file page, select your SharePoint directory. It should look similar to the directory highlighted below. Next, pick a folder for your Notebook. Lastly, enter a filename and click Create.

End note


OneNote is a collaborative application intended for organized note-taking. As a part of the Office 365 Suite and Microsoft ecosystem, OneNote integrates well with OneDrive for business and SharePoint alike. Due to the relationship of the latter two platforms, the process involved with moving a document between the two services is quite simple.


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