Restoring the OneNote Guide

When you first open OneNote 2007 you are greeted with the OneNote Guide. I would encourage all of you to leave this open and take some time to read though it. There aren't that many pages and you will learn a great deal about OneNote 2007 and what features are available.

However if you to close it and you want to reopen it here are two ways to do this.

If you didn't delete the OneNote Guide notebook folder then you can do this:

  1. Open OneNote
  2. File-->Open-->Notebook
  3. Go to Documents\OneNote Notebooks
  4. Find the OneNote Guide folder and click on it
  5. Click Open
  6. Success!

If you deleted the OneNote Guide notebook folder then please do this:

  1. Open OneNote
  2. File-->Open-->Section
  3. Go to %programfiles%\Microsoft Office\OFFICE12\LCID\
    The LCID is the folder for your language & locale; for EN-US this is 1033
  4. Double click on ONGuide.onepkg
  5. Unpack the notebook by going through the wizard
  6. Success!

I just wanted to pass on this information for those of you who want to get back to the OneNote Guide even though you closed it or deleted it; just an easy way for your to restore the OneNote Guide. If you have questions let us know!

Comments (9)

  1. Was there a new vesion coming with the B2TR?

    I could not find  the thing and a person in the German forum sent me a copy.

    It’s partly different. 🙁

    How can I determine which is the latest one?


    P.S. I would urgetly suggest to use the good old technique of verssion (possibly date/time) stamping of documents also for guides/manuals

  2. Yes I believe that the B2TR copy was a bit differnet, just updated some content that is all.

    Tihere isn’t a need to worry which s which, the final version is the one that counts.  I agree with you that timestamps and versions are good but since most people will only see the release copy it doesn’t matter.  This is the struggle when you are working with beta software : )

  3. Brandon says:

    This was very helpful.  Thanks!

  4. cavanaughmm says:

    OMG thank you thank you thank you for this post!  I’ve searched the Microsoft support pages for 2 days trying to find the Getting Started Guide which I must have accidentally deleted.  Even un-installing and re-installing OneNote didn’t restore it!

  5. Jazzy says:

    Very helpful. Thanks for the post

  6. Alnuma says:

    This was very helpful.  Thanks for the post!

  7. lizz says:

    I still can’t find the guide by either of the routes you suggest above, though I didn’t think it was deleted anyway. Any other ideas?


  8. heritage says:

    Not even close to 2010 edition.  Step 2 on don't resemble the instructions.

  9. Patricia says:

    Thank you, thank you, thank you!!! Worked like a charm!

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