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Backup Your Sticky Notes in Windows

Discussion in 'Windows Tools & Tips' started by delfermil30, Aug 22, 2015.

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    Sticky Notes is an application included in Windows 7 and Windows 8. It was present in Windows Vista as a gadget for the Windows Sidebar, and originated in Windows XP Tablet Edition in 2002. The program allows users to take notes using Post-it note-like windows on their desktop.

    Most of the Windows users has the habit of storing their passwords or any other important stuff to be stored as sticky notes.

    Getting Started:

    Backup Sticky Notes
    • Head over to My Computer or simply press Windows key + E.
    • Just copy the below code on the address bar of the Windows Explorer.
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes
    Just copy the backup file of Sticky Notes “StickyNotes.snt” and store it on any desired location.

    NOTE: StickyNotes.snt file is a sticky notes backup file and so keep it in a safe location as it is needed for restoring the sticky notes.
    • Open your Sticky Notes software on your PC and close it, so that it runs in background [it wont close unless we close it manually from the task bar]

    NOTE: If there is an existing sticky notes, then that will be lost and replaced by the previous sticky notes.
    • Copy this code and paste it on address bar on the Windows Explorer so that you will be directed to the sticky notes backup folder.
    %AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes

    • Now you need to provide the backup file here which you already took backup.
    • Copy the StickyNotes.snt file from where you took back up and paste it here.

    NOTE: If there is any StickyNotes.snt file available, just click Copy and Replace.
    Run Sticky Notes Application on Your Windows PC and you’ll find all the sticky notes restored from your backup.
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