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How to Password Protect Notes on OneNote

Oyetoke Tobi - Saturday, October 22, 2016

OneNote is basically a program for free-form information gathering and multi-user collaboration. It collects users' notes (either handwritten or typed), drawings, screen clippings and audio commentaries. The notes can be shared with other OneNote users over the Internet or a network. It can also be shared over social media like Twitter, Facebook and then cloud services like OneDrive, Google Drive.

OneNote is a flexible tool, which everyone can use and it’s free for everyone. You’ll see something to love about it whether you use it to take notes in class, stay on top of projects, or make a scrapbook.
You might perhaps be interested in keeping the contents of your notes secure depending on what you are using the OneNote for. 

Fortunately, OneNote has the ability to password-protect your notes or some parts of any of your notes. 

Your passwords won’t be stored in OneNote because of security purposes and password managers are more secured and equipped for this reason. 

So here’s how to password protect your notes 

Open the OneNote app and then head to the note you want to password protect. Then right-click on a section and select “Password Protect This Section…” in order to open the password sidebar. So you can click on “Set Password” to create a new password, or Remove Password to remove the password if you changed your mind.

So you’ll need to enter the password twice but be careful and make sure you don’t forget your password because there is no way to recover your note data if you forget the password. So make sure you don’t forget the password or you can save it to your password manager. 

It’s also a good idea to review the password options. Just click the “Password Options…” button at the bottom-side of the sidebar to open them. You can change the time that a section must be inactive for it to lock automatically, or set all sections to lock as soon as you leave them. You can press the shortcut CTRL + ALT + L button at any time to immediately lock all password-protected sections.

You can watch the below video for more explanation



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