How to Save OneNote to Google Docs

Written by tommy charles
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You can back up your OneNote files to the Google Docs cloud to protect them against hard drive failure and to make them accessible to you from any Internet-connected computer. You will not be able to access your OneNote file from within Google Docs itself, but you can share it from within Docs, making it accessible to colleagues, friends and family. Once you upload your OneNote file to Docs you can also create additional copies of the file if you wish.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Access your Google Docs account by opening a new tab in your Web browser, entering "" into the address bar and pressing "Enter."

  2. 2

    Enter your the username and password of your Google account in the spaces provided and click "Sign in."

  3. 3

    Click the grey "Upload" button located on the left-hand side of the page, below the Google Docs logo.

  4. 4

    Click "Files" and then locate the OneNote file that is stored on your computer's hard drive by using the Windows Explorer window that appears.

  5. 5

    Click the file and then click "Open."

  6. 6

    Click "Start Upload" to complete the process.

Tips and warnings

  • Your OneNote file will appear in your Google Docs home page beneath the heading "Modified Today."
  • You can use the search box at the top of the page to search for your OneNote file at any time in the future.
  • You can download the OneNote file at any time by right-clicking it and then clicking "Download."
  • To share your file, right-click it and then click "Share," and then enter the recipient's e-mail address in the space provided.

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