Recent Windows Update removed OneNote desktop

%3CLINGO-SUB%20id%3D%22lingo-sub-1866786%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3ERecent%20Windows%20Update%20removed%20OneNote%20desktop%3C%2FLINGO-SUB%3E%3CLINGO-BODY%20id%3D%22lingo-body-1866786%22%20slang%3D%22en-US%22%3E%3CP%3EHello%2C%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EDoes%20anyone%20know%20how%20to%20get%20OneNote%20Desktop%20back%3F%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20have%20uninstalled%20the%20update%20KB4579311%20but%20I%20am%20still%20unable%20to%20run%26nbsp%3BOneNote%20Desktop.%20I've%20also%20tried%20the%20instructions%20given%20here%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fsupport.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Foffice%2Finstall-or-reinstall-onenote-for-windows-c08068d8-b517-4464-9ff2-132cb9c45c08%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fsupport.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Foffice%2Finstall-or-reinstall-onenote-for-windows-c08068d8-b517-4464-9ff2-132cb9c45c08%3C%2FA%3E%26nbsp%3Bbut%20nothing%20changed.%20I%20still%20cannot%20run%26nbsp%3BOneNote%20Desktop.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI've%20also%20ensured%20that%20the%20default%20version%20of%20OneNote%20has%20been%20set%20to%20OneNote%20Desktop%20using%20the%20instructions%20here%26nbsp%3B%3CA%20href%3D%22https%3A%2F%2Fsupport.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Foffice%2Fchange-the-default-version-of-onenote-on-your-computer-f261140c-5ce8-4cf4-ad0b-c9e1cb953831%22%20target%3D%22_blank%22%20rel%3D%22noopener%20noreferrer%22%3Ehttps%3A%2F%2Fsupport.microsoft.com%2Fen-us%2Foffice%2Fchange-the-default-version-of-onenote-on-your-computer-f261140c-5ce8-4cf4-ad0b-c9e1cb953831%3C%2FA%3E.%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3E%26nbsp%3B%3C%2FP%3E%3CP%3EI%20still%20cannot%20run%26nbsp%3BOneNote%20Desktop.%20Help%20would%20be%20appreciated%20as%20I%20store%20all%20my%20Uni%20work%20on%20OneNote.%3C%2FP%3E%3C%2FLINGO-BODY%3E
New Contributor

Hello,

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 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/install-or-reinstall-onenote-for-windows-c08068d8-b517-44... 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 https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/office/change-the-default-version-of-onenote-on-your-computer-f2....

 

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.

1 Reply

@AEutas 

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.