Solved Pro 3: Undo in OneNote

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  1. YoyoRagamuffin

    YoyoRagamuffin New Member

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    Hi,

    I just realized that I accidentally modified some notes in my OneNote just before I closed it a few days ago. This morning I opened the file and I saw that I "translated" into text my handwriting.
    The results are poor.

    I would like to go back in time to the point before I made this changes, so that I can see my handwriting again.
    I tried to use the history option but I was not successful. Any advice about how to undo an unfortunate mistake during a previous session?

    Thank you all
     
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    zhenya Active Member

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    Do you have any backups of the location the notebook is stored? Is it stored in OneDrive?
     
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    GreyFox7 Super Moderator Staff Member

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    IDK how successful it would be but do you have File History turned on?
    What was the time period between creating the note and accidental translation?
     
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    YoyoRagamuffin New Member

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    About a week
     
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    YoyoRagamuffin New Member

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    Yes, I actually found the backup and I solved the problem. Thank you!
     
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    YoyoRagamuffin New Member

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    what do you mean by "file history turned on"? Isn't it always turned on? Is there something specific that I need to do?

    Thanks
     
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    File History is the built-in backups for Windows 8. They have to be manually turned on because you need to put them on an external drive of some sort.
     
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    You can turn File History on: Swipe from right , Settings, Change PC settings, Update and Recovery, File History.

    The drive you select must be removable like a USB drive or a Network Drive. note also that the drive file system will need to support large files in order for all files to be backed up. i.e. a 5GB video wont backup to a drive formatted with Fat32 although all files under 4GB will be backed up. This and other errors with file history would be flagged in the Action Center.
     
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    Good to know, thank you!
     
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    Would the SD card count as removable?
     
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    You can select the SD card and you might run into the above mentioned file system issue on cards formatted with Fat32 although larger cards (32gb+) typically will be formatted with the preferred exFAT which doesn't exhibit the problem as the max file size is 16EB which is larger than any SDcard.
     
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    SD card on the device isn't a great backup solution either because it is both physically and electrically connected to the device. If it takes a surge or is lost or stolen, you'll lose your backups. Could be a convenient place to have second-tier backups though, especially as Microsoft removed Previous Versions from Win 8. Still mad about that!!
     

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