OneNote: Change backup behavior

Over the past few years, we’ve had sporadic calls from our users who complain that their drives are filling up. One of the reasons for this is that OneNote has filled them with backups of their notebooks. As it turns out, this can readily be set in the OneNote options. Here’s how:

  • Go to File -> Options
  • Go to Save & Backup
  • Change your settings as desired
Screenshot of OneNote Options: Save & Backup. Backup is set to weekly intervals, and will keep two backup copies.

By reducing the number of backup copies to keep, we have effectively removed OneNote as the culprit for their drives filling up.






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