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I installed the OneNote app available for Microsoft Surface Windows 8.1 on my Surface Pro through the store.

OneNote works fine and I am able to create notebooks, but they all get synched to Skydrive and I can't seem to change that. I'd like to have a local notebook for pictures and items I do not want to share with the world.

All of the technical tips I've read say I should be able to right-click on the notebook and choose its save location. But any of the notebooks I've created, all I have the OneNote panel and when I right-click the notebook the only option I have is to sync that notebook or all of them.

Is there any way I can create a new notebook, or change an existing notebook, to save to my local PC only?

(comment - I've seen some pushback in discussions about WHY someone would want to do this - I would prefer to just find out if it's possible, and how.)

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No, you can't.

Free version of OneNote stores all notebooks exclusively on OneDrive.

Paid version is adding capabilities to record audio/video and to work standalone, without OneDrive storage.

  • I think this might not be the case totally now with OneDrive 2013, but it is the case for the onedrive on my surface so thanks for the answer. – lonstar Feb 1 '15 at 13:04

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