OneNote is a fantastic free alternative to Evernote, and offers a great place to keep all of your notes handy. Whether you primarily use the desktop app or jot notes on your phone, everything syncs up so it’s ready when you need it.
One of the things that’s a bit difficulty in OneNote is changing a notebook’s name. You wouldn’t think that it would be so hard, as you can just right-click on a notebook in the OneNote app and visit Properties. You’ll see a Display name field here, but that comes with a disclaimer that it doesn’t affect the actual notebook folder name.
With a bit of work, you can really change a folder’s name. Visit OneNote Online and sign in with your Microsoft account. On the My Notebooks page, click the link at the top-right that says Manage and Delete. This brings you to your OneDrive page where your notebooks are stored in the cloud.
Next, you’ll need to find where your notebooks are stored. Check the Documents folder; mine were found in OneDrive Documents. Right-click on a notebook, and choose Rename to give it a new name. This actually renames the notebook itself, instead of just changing the display name if you edit in the app.
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