OneNote Uninstall Problems


compupix

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I've been trying to remove OneNote from my computer.
Previously, I used "Method 2" from
How to Stop Microsoft OneNote from Starting Automatically on Windows | Plexaweb
Yesterday, I used Used Revo Uninstaller Pro to uninstall "...\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup\Send to OneNote.lnk"
Somehow my MS Office programs were uninstalled.
I reinstalled MS Office.
Now I have a weird folder on my desktop: "Microsoft OneNote Namespace Extension for Windows Desktop Search." This folder only has 3 context menu options: Cut, Create Shortcut, and Delete. One can't view its properties.
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This folder does not show up when viewing my Desktop using File Explorer.
Before the MS Office reinstall, I had a blank icon on my desktop. I deleted it because I couldn't view it.
My goal is to remove the folder, OneNote, and stop being asked to install OneNote when I do a copy.
Thanks!

I just noticed the number of programs running in the System Tray is fewer than normal. I will do a restart and update this post if anything noteworthy happens.
 
Windows Build/Version
Windows 11 Home v 10.0.22631

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Del XPS 8940
    CPU
    Intel 7-10700
    Motherboard
    Dell 0KV3RP
    Memory
    16gb
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Kensington Expert Mouse KB64325
After restarting, the OneNote desktop folder disappeared. The number of programs in the System Tray looks normal.
OneNote does not appear to be running.
I'll update this thread if it comes back.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Del XPS 8940
    CPU
    Intel 7-10700
    Motherboard
    Dell 0KV3RP
    Memory
    16gb
    Keyboard
    Microsoft Natural Ergonomic Keyboard 4000
    Mouse
    Kensington Expert Mouse KB64325
Just a note, it's possible to have 2 versions of OneNote, one that comes with Microsoft Office and another that came with Windows. The Notebook I'm on now does not have Office but was upgraded from Win10 to Win11 and has OneNote for Windows 10.

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My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 11th Gen. 2.40GHz
    Memory
    12GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 5890
    CPU
    Intel Core i5 10th Gen. 2.90GHz
    Memory
    16GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Onboard, no VGA, using a DisplayPort-to-VGA adapter
    Monitor(s) Displays
    24" Dell
    Hard Drives
    512GB SSD NVMe, 2TB WDC HDD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender/Microsoft Security
OneNote can be installed as a web app and a standalone desktop app; its also part of the Microsoft Office suite.

Unlike the rest of the Microsoft Office, it has always been free.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro 24H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP ZBook G2
    CPU
    Intel® Core i7 5500u
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    8 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel HD Family Graphics AMD Firepro 4150M
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Audio
    Hard Drives
    1 TB SSD
    Mouse
    HP USB Mouse
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm Free Antivirus/Zone Alarm Free Firewall NEXT GEN
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro 24H2
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Zbook G4
    CPU
    Xeon 1535m v6
    Motherboard
    HP
    Memory
    32 GB
    Graphics card(s)
    AMD Quadro Pro 4100
    Sound Card
    Bang and Olufson Audio
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD
    Mouse
    HP USB Mouse
    Antivirus
    Zone Alarm Free Antivirus/Zone Alarm Free Firewall NEXT GEN
I have MS Office 2007 on my W10 and W11 computers. Office 2007 comes with OneNote as part of the office suite. It says that I can uninstall it, but I haven't bothered yet. It just sits there and doesn't do anything. I just ignore it.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home, 23H2, 22631.3737, Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22700.1009.0
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP 15-dw0xx
    CPU
    Intel(R) Core(TM) i3-8145U CPU @ 2.10GHz 2.30 GHz
    Memory
    8GB
    Screen Resolution
    1366 x 768
    Hard Drives
    930 GB
    Keyboard
    Built In
    Mouse
    Wireless Logitech M650
    Browser
    Chrome 124.0.6367.208
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    Cygwin64
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Home, Version 22H2, Build19045.3693
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Pavilion
    CPU
    AMD E-300 with Radeon HD Graphics 1.30 GHz
    Memory
    10GB
    Graphics card(s)
    Radeon HD Graphics 1.30 GHz
    Sound Card
    Realtek
    Monitor(s) Displays
    15"
    Screen Resolution
    1280 x 1024
    Hard Drives
    700 GB
    Mouse
    Wireless
    Keyboard
    Wireless
    Browser
    Chrome
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender
    Other Info
    This computer is connected to my IC-735 radio.

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