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Sticky Notes - Backup and Restore

How to Back Up and Restore Sticky Notes in Windows 7 and Windows 8
Published by Brink
29 May 2011
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How to Back Up and Restore Sticky Notes in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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Sticky Notes allows you to type and leave a Post-it type note on your desktop until deleted.

Sticky Notes is not available in the Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic editions.

This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore your currently created Sticky Notes in Windows 7 and Windows 8.


EXAMPLE: Sticky Notes
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OPTION ONE
To Back Up Sticky Notes
1. Open Windows Explorer (Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8), and copy and paste the location below into the address bar, and press Enter.
%AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes
2. Save a copy of the StickyNotes.snt file to where you like as a backup of it. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This file is your backup of the current Sticky Notes on your desktop.
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OPTION TWO
To Restore Sticky Notes
1. Delete all Sticky Notes you currently have on the Desktop if any.
NOTE: If you do not, then the backed up StickyNotes.snt file from Option One will not be able to replace the other one in step 4 below.

2. In Windows Explorer (Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8), navigate to where you saved the backed up StickyNotes.snt file at, right click or press and hold on the StickyNotes.snt file and click/tap on Copy.

3. In Windows Explorer (Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8), and copy and paste the location below into the address bar, and press Enter.
%AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes
4. Right click or press and hold on an empty area in the "Sticky Notes" folder, and click/tap on Paste. (see screenshot below)
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5. Click/tap on Copy and Replace. (see screenshot below)
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6. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type stikynot, and press Enter.

7. Your Sticky Notes included in the backup from OPTION ONE have now been restored.

That's it,
Shawn



04 Jan 2012   #1
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

nice so in theory i can save all my notes? example: back up at the end of every month and i can file them as jan, feb, march and so forth. at the end of the year i would have 12 back up files corresponding to a particular month of the year.

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04 Jan 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Brian,

Yes, you sure could.
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04 Jan 2012   #3
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

i use a program called ClipCube http://goo.gl/lYU6k to save copied links etc from windows built in clipboard but this function with the sticky notes will be very handy to
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04 Jan 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

ClipCube is a neat little program there.
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04 Jan 2012   #5
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

yeah its ok brink dont no if its been posted on the free programs thread? its wroth a mention there im sure the other forum users would be interested in it, comes in handy sitting in the tray it runs ok i have had no issues with it
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25 Mar 2012   #6
tommyg562000

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Awesome! Thanks so much, I was doing a re-install and didn't want to have to copy and paste all my notes into work.
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25 Mar 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Tommy, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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09 May 2012   #8
JamesR404

Windows 7
 
 
+1

Great tip! Thanks

I'll make a batch file to automate this and put the backup in my Dropbox at the start of everyday.

That way even if my laptop crashes I won't lose more than a day's worth of sticky notes
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09 May 2012   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're welcome James.
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