Recent Windows Update removed OneNote desktop

Copper Contributor


Does anyone know how to get OneNote Desktop back?


I have uninstalled the update KB4579311 but I am still unable to run OneNote Desktop. I've also tried the instructions given here but nothing changed. I still cannot run OneNote Desktop.


I've also ensured that the default version of OneNote has been set to OneNote Desktop using the instructions here


I've also done a repair from control panel>programs and features. 


I still cannot run OneNote Desktop. Help would be appreciated as I store all my Uni work on OneNote.

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Hello everyone,

There were additional components of the Windows update that had not been properly installed. I have now installed these and have been able to get OneNote Desktop running again and then individually opening and pinning all the Notebooks I had created.