How to Recover Accidentally Deleted Sticky Notes

Jean updated on Jul 11, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


It is possible to recover accidentally deleted sticky notes content on Windows 7, Windows 8 or Windows 10. You can recover deleted Sticky Notes from .snt files. If you can’t find the .snt files that has been deleted, do not worry, use EaseUS files recovery software to get back the .snt file and then recover Sticky Notes.

How to Recover Deleted Sticky Notes

"Does anyone have any idea on how to recover accidentally deleted Sticky Notes contents? I am a big fan of sticky notes program and get used to writing down everything by creating sticky notes on Windows desktop. That's it, 1, 2, 3...then more and more sticky notes there. However, today a total of 12 pieces of notes were accidentally deleted, and they didn't go to recycle bin! How to perform sticky notes recovery?"  

If you have accidentally deleted Sticky Notes, now you get two ways to restore Sticky Notes and regain the contents written on them. One way is to look for the Sticky Notes .snt files directly by your search, and the other way is to leave the mess to professional data recovery software.

Recover Sticky Notes from .snt Files

Once your Sticky Notes disappeared for some unknown reasons or are accidentally deleted, your best chance is to recover your data by navigating to the C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes directory, right-click on StickyNotes.snt file where saved all the sticky note contents, and select "Restore Previous Versions". This will pull the file from your latest restore point, if available. 

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Download EaseUS Data Recovery Software to Restore Sticky Notes in Windows 7/8/10

Since many people told us that they aren't able to retrieve Sticky Notes by following the above-recommended pathway on their computers. Is that the end of the recovery attempt? Not exactly, if you can't find the .snt file to recover Sticky Notes, you can turn to EaseUS hard drive recovery software for help, which goes fully compatible with Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista.

In fact, besides restoring sticky notes .snt files, the program can recover many types of files. It offers an easy way to recover deleted files, even recover deleted recycle bin files. Now, learn how to recover accidentally deleted sticky notes on Windows with EaseUS data recovery software.

Step 1. Run file recovery program.
If you deleted files on an external storage device like SD card, USB or external hard drive, connect it to your computer.
# Run EaseUS file recovery software - Data Recovery Wizard on your PC.
# Select the location - hard drive partition or external storage device where you deleted files.
# Click "Scan" to let the program scan deleted files on the target device.

Run file recovery software.

Step 2. Scan to find deleted files.
# Deleted Files: all deleted files will be listed under this column after the scanning.

Scan and find deleted files.

Step 3. Restore deleted files.
You can double-click to check the found files.
You can also use the timeline to quickly find your recently deleted files.

Recover deleted files.

Choose deleted files found by this software, click "Recover" to restore them to a secure location on your PC or external storage device. Click "OK" to complete the process.

After the .snt file has been recovered, you can open the .snt file with Notepad, Microsoft Word, or Wordpad. When you open the Sticky Notes file, you will probably find a lot of gibberish text. Don’t change anything, find and copy the deleted content to recover it.


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why cannot I recover 2GB data for free?

It is recommended to check the version installed is Free or Trial because they are different versions.

Trial has data preview function but cannot save any files, while the Free version enables to recover 2 GB files. The default free space is 500 MB and you may share the product on social media to get another 1.5 GB.

2. Why cannot the recovered files be opened?

A file is saved as 2 parts on the storage device: directory info (which is comprised by file name, time stamp and size info, etc.) and data content.

If the files with original file names and folder structures cannot be opened, one possible reason is the corrupted directory info. There is still a chance to recover the data content with the RAW Recovery method in our software.

3. Why isn't it suggested to recover the files back to the original drive?

The storage structure of the lost files would be altered or damaged by any changes on the drive. If you save the recovered files back to the same drive, the original data structures and data content would be corrupted or overwritten, which causes permanent data loss. So you should prepare another disk to save the files.

4. How can I check whether my data is recoverable or not before purchase?

The Free version helps you save 2GB files to better verify the recovery quality of our product before purchase.

5. How long does it take to scan the drive?

It strongly depends on the capacity of your hard drive and the performance of your computer. As reference,most drive recoveries can be completed in around 10 to 12 hours for a 1-TB healthy hard drive in general conditions.

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