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

Jean updated on Sep 06, 2019 to Backup and Recovery | How-to Articles

Why do you need to back up 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 file backup software. It's a third-party Windows backup and recovery tool that allows you to back up 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:


  • Connect your external hard drive to your computer.
  • Download EaseUS Todo Backup

Step 1. Launch EaseUS backup software and choose "File Backup" option.

click file bakup to back up files to external hard drive

Step 2. Select the files or folders you want to backup. Then click "Destination" to select the external hard drive as the backup storage location. You can also enter "Plan name" and "Description" for specifying your file backup.

set the destination to save your backup


Click "File Type" if you want to specify certain types of files to backup. Here, multiple types of files including Documents Files, E-mail, Financial Files, Music Files, Picture Files, and Video Files, etc can be selected. 

select the file type

You can also click Add to add a new file type, in Add New Type window, you input Type Name and corresponding file type.

Step 3. Click the "Schedule" option to open the Backup Scheme window, here you can create a scheduled backup plan to backup files later, daily, weekly, monthly or upon an event.

automatically back up files

The schedule is to create an automatic backup plan. It is not a prerequisite for backup. 

Step 4. Click "Proceed" to back up folders or files to the external hard drive.

  • To restore sticky notes:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Todo Backup.

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


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What is the difference between Clone and Backup? In what cases should I use Clone?

Clone will copy one disk to another or one partition to another (unallocated space is also supported). Usually, this option is used to upgrade the current disk by creating an identical copy. Backup will generate a .PBD image file containing the selected files or system that can be restored from the .PBD image if needed.

What is the difference between System Backup and Disk Backup?

System Backup will auto-select the system boot related partition(s) as the backup source to make sure the system image can be restored properly. Disk/Partition Backup will allow you to manually select a whole disk or speficy a certain partition as the backup source. You will get the same backup result as System Backup if you manually select the system and boot partitions with the Disk/Partition Backup option.

As a computer newbie, what features should I use to protect my computer?

You can use System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions, use Disk/Partition backup to back up the data partition and add plans to run an automatic backup. If you use the computer frequently or have software that may cause boot failure of the computer, we would suggest you back up the computer every 1 to 2 days. For other situations, you can backup the computer once a week. In addition, you can schedule File Backup to back up the files which are changed frequently.

What kind of storage service should I use to save my backup images?

EaseUS Todo Backup can save backup images to internal disks, external disks, network drives, or free cloud(Google Drive, Dropbox, and OneDrive) and CD/DVD. It is suggested to save the images to the internal/external/network drives to save time as those kinds of disks have a better read-write speed. It is suggested NOT to save the image on the source disk, because once the disk is damaged, all the files on the disk will become unavailable and you will be unable to restore the image.

As a company network administrator, what features should I use to protect our internal computers?

It is recommended that you use the SQL Backup feature to back up your company's SQL server and Exchange Backup feature to back up the Exchange server. In addition, you can execute System Backup to back up the system and boot partitions on every computer and set a plan to execute the backup once a day or twice a week to ensure that the computer can be restored timely when it has boot issues. File Backup feature can be used to back up important user data. If there are a large quantity of computers, you can purchase EaseUS Backup Center to manage the backups on the client computers centrally.

About EaseUS Todo Backup

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