How to Fix OneNote Misplaced Sections in Android

Onenote has to by one of my all time favorite apps. I’ve always had the issue of researching and fixing a problem, and then after six months or more has passed, I run into the problem again. I always had trouble finding my notes. Not anymore, OneNote has saved me literally years of research.

Now that it’s on all of the mobile platforms, and I can sync notebooks with OneDrive, it’s even better.

Yesterday I ran into this problem imagethough, on Android, two sections I had been working in had disappeared. When I navigated up to my notebook list, I saw a “misplaced Sections”.

Sure enough, I opened it up, and there they were. There wasn’t any way to move them though.

Doing some poking around, I found that if OneNote has changes, it stores them in a cache, and if the notebook is closed or crashes before they can be synched, then they end up in the “Misplaced Sections”.

First thing you want to do is see how much you’ve changed. There’s not an easy way to do it, but you’ll have to copy the changes somewhere else. Maybe to another section.

Then you have to clear the app data for onenote. On my phone it’s in Settings > General > Application Manager, then touch “OneNote”.

Don’t uninstall Onenote, just click on “Clean data” and that will take care of it.

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The bad news is you’ll have to re-sync all of your data.

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