If you were trying to create a new Notebook in the OneNote Desktop version and saw Invalid Notebook Name error message then this post is sure to help you. In this article, we will be giving some easy ways to fix this OneNote Invalid Notebook Name error.
What causes Invalid Notebook Name error in OneNote?
You may see the Invalid Notebook error in the OneNote Desktop version because of various reasons. Such as corrupted Office or OneNote installation. This is one of the very common reasons for this error. However, it is not the only reason. Outdated OneNote and some glitches are two of the other talked about reasons. The other possible reasons include:
- The specified location is not available.
- You do not have permission to modify the specified location.
- The path or notebook name contains invalid characters.
- The combined path and notebook name exceed the maximum path length.
Fix Invalid Notebook Name error in OneNote
These are the things you need to fix OneNote Invalid Notebook Name error:
- Check the name
- Update OneNote
- Clear the OneNote Cache
- Repair OneNote
- Reinstall Office
Let us talk about them in detail.
1] Notebook names must be unique and contain only letters and numbers
Check the name! Do note that Notebook names must be unique and contain only letters and numbers.
2] Update OneNote
The first and foremost thing you need to do to rectify the error is to update OneNote. More often not, Office apps update themselves automatically, but on some rare occasions, when they don’t do, you need to follow the given steps to update OneNote.
- Open OneNote.
- Click File > Account.
- Click Office Update > Update Now.
Now, install the update and check if the issue persists.
3] Clear the OneNote Cache
Clear the OneNote Cache and see if that helps you.
4] Repair OneNote
If updating is to no avail, then the issue can be because of a corrupted package. Hence, we need to repair the software and see if the issue persists.
There are two versions having the same problem.
If you are on the Desktop Version of Office, use the following steps to repair it.
- Open Control Panel from the Start Menu.
- Make sure your View by is Large Icons and click Programs and Features.
- Look for Microsoft Office (the version that’s giving you the trouble), select it (or right-click on it), and click Change.
- Now, select Quick Repair and click Repair.
Wait for the process to complete and check if the issue is fixed.
If you are on the Standalone UWP Version, you can repair OneNote by following the above-mentioned steps. Just instead of Microsoft Office, select Repair OneNote.
5] Reinstall Office
If you can then try reinstalling Office. It can fix the issue if it is because of a corrupted file. You can uninstall Office by the traditional method but we would recommend, using Microsoft Office Uninstaller tool to remove it cleanly and then redownload and reinstall the app.
Hopefully, you are able to resolve the issue with the given solutions.