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How to Backup and Restore Sticky Notes in Windows 10/8.1/8/7

Updated on Feb 23, 2018 by Jean to Backup and Recovery

Summary:
You got two sticky notes backup and recovery solutions here. Either copy and replace StickyNotes.snt file in Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7 from its location, or use third-party backup software to backup and restore Sticky Notes in an automatic way.

Why Do You Backup Sticky Notes?

Sticky notes application in Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7 plays an important role in our daily work on a computer. I suppose you don't want to lose any single one of the notes you've edited. However, if you don't create a backup copy of your sticky notes, they can never be guaranteed to be safe. Some people may hold the belief that online data recovery software is able to help recover accidentally deleted sticky notes, even so, will you take the risk?

Windows 7 or Windows 8 upgrade to Windows 10, or a sudden computer restart, crash or power failure would cause sticky notes loss. If you're a sticky notes fan and use sticky notes to write down everything you think important, it's imperative to backup sticky notes by following the solutions provided behind.

Next, you got two sticky notes backup and recovery solutions here. Either copy and replace StickyNotes.snt file in Windows 10, 8.1, 8 and 7 from the Windows 10 Sticky Notes location, or use third-party backup software to backup and restore Sticky Notes in an automatic way.

Solution 1. Copy and Replace StickyNotes.snt File for Sticky Notes Backup and Recovery

  • To backup sticky notes in Windows 10/8.1/8/7:

STEP 1. Type %AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes in start menu search box (this is the sticky notes file location) and press Enter.

STEP 2. Copy StickyNotes.snt to anywhere you think it's safe, like an external hard drive or external drive.

  • To restore sticky notes:

STEP 1. Type %AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes in start menu search box or run and press Enter.

STEP 2. Copy the StickyNotes.snt file from your backup folder and paste it in the folder that opens.

Solution 2. Backup and Restore Sticky Notes with EaseUS Todo Backup

Download EaseUS free backup software. It's a third-party Windows backup and recovery tool that allows you to backup specific files or folders in Windows 10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and enables you to extract a single file from the backup image. Therefore, you can directly use the software to backup sticky notes and restore sticky notes whenever they got deleted or removed from your Windows computer.

  • To backup sticky notes in Windows 10/8.1/8/7:

STEP 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup Free and choose "File Backup".

EaseUS Todo Backup to backup and restore sticky notes

STEP 2. Click User defined option at top right corner to backup specific file types, which is StickyNotes.snt file lies under %AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes.

choose user defined to backup sticky notes

STEP 3. Enter Plan name and Description for your StickyNotes.snt file backup. Choose a backup location to save the backup file of your sticky notes. Click "Proceed".

  • To restore sticky notes:

STEP 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup.

STEP 2. Select the sticky notes backup image and click "Recover".