Notebook opens as read-only from a Windows SharePoint Services document library in OneNote 2003

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When you click a hyperlink to open a Microsoft Office OneNote 2007 notebook or a Microsoft Office OneNote 2003 notebook that is located in a Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services document library, Microsoft OneNote opens the file as a read-only copy of the notebook.


This problem occurs because Microsoft Internet Explorer does not have a defined MIME type for Microsoft OneNote files that have the following file name extensions:
  • .one
  • .onetoc
  • .onetoc2
  • .onetmp
  • .onepkg
Therefore, Internet Explorer downloads a copy of the file to the Temporary Internet Files folder for Microsoft OneNote to open.


To work around this problem, you must create a hyperlink to the document library where the file resides and then open the file. To open the file, follow these steps:
  1. Click the hyperlink to open the document library.
  2. Click the arrow next to the notebook's name.
  3. Click Edit in Microsoft Office OneNote.
This procedure opens the notebook in OneNote in a shared mode. Any changes that are made to the file are saved back to the file in the document library.


Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.


Article ID: 830872 - Last Review: September 12, 2011 - Revision: 6.0
  • Microsoft Windows SharePoint Services 2.0
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2007
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
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