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Recover Deleted OneNote Page

Recovering a deleted OneNote page depends on whether you’re using the desktop version of OneNote or the online version (OneNote for the web).

For OneNote Desktop (Windows or Mac):

If you’ve accidentally deleted a page in the desktop version of OneNote, you can typically find the deleted pages in the “Deleted Pages” section. Here’s how:

  1. In the notebook where you deleted the page, navigate to the “History” tab in the ribbon.
  2. Look for the “Deleted Pages” section. It might also be labeled “Notebook Recycle Bin” or something similar.
  3. Click on “Deleted Pages” to view the list of pages that have been deleted from your notebook.
  4. Right-click on the deleted page you want to recover.
  5. Select “Move or Copy” from the context menu.
  6. Choose the location where you want to move the page back to (e.g., the original section).

For OneNote Online (OneNote for the web):

If you’re using OneNote for the web, the process is a bit different:

  1. Open OneNote Online and navigate to the notebook where you deleted the page.
  2. Click on the “View” tab in the ribbon.
  3. Check if there’s an option for “Deleted Notes” or “Deleted Pages.” Click on it.
  4. Find the deleted page you want to recover.
  5. Right-click on the page and select “Restore.”


  • Keep in mind that deleted pages are usually recoverable only for a limited time, typically around 60 days, after which they might be permanently deleted.
  • If you’re using OneNote in a shared environment (like a Microsoft 365 or Office 365 organization), permissions might affect your ability to recover deleted pages. You may need administrative privileges to access the deleted pages section.

If you don’t see a “Deleted Pages” or “Deleted Notes” section, or if the page you’re looking for isn’t there, it might not be possible to recover it. In that case, you may need to consider if you have any backups or if you can retrieve the information from another source.

To delete a page in OneNote, you can follow these steps:

  1. Open the OneNote notebook containing the page you want to delete.
  2. Navigate to the page you want to delete.
  3. Right-click on the page tab or on any area of the page itself.
  4. From the context menu that appears, select “Delete” or “Delete Page.”

Alternatively, you can use the keyboard shortcut:

  • For Windows: Press Ctrl + D.
  • For Mac: Press Cmd + Delete.

Confirm the deletion if prompted, and the page will be removed from your notebook. Make sure to review the content on the page before deleting it, as this action cannot be undone.

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