Quick Accesses to Recover Deleted Sticky Notes

Follow the solutions below if you lost Sticky Notes on Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Use File Recovery Tool Launch EaseUS file recovery tool > Scan Sticky Notes drive > Recover lost Sticky Notes...Full steps
Fix 2. Recover from SNT File Open Outlook web version. Click on "Notes" in the left sidebar. Recover all the wanted notes...Full steps
Fix 3. Recover from SNT File Find the sticky notes' location on your PC > Right-click StickyNotes.snt > "Restore Previous Versions"...Full steps
Fix 4. Recover from All Notes Right-click on Sticky Notes app on Taskbar > "All notes" > Double-click the note that you want to recover...Full steps

Case 1: "Half of my sticky notes were missing. Just the other day, they were all present. How do I get my sticky notes back?"

Case 2: "I can't find the Sticky Notes app on my Windows 10 computer after a major update on the system. Where did my Sticky Notes go?"

Sticky Notes is widely used as a convenient utility in Windows 10/8/7. It allows users to write down anything that comes to their minds, such as creating plans for their daily jobs and making reminding notes to remember to do some important things at a specific moment or time. This free note tool makes Windows users' life and jobs more systematic with orders.

Fixes for Sticky Notes Disappeared on Windows 10/11

If you have uninstalled Sticky Notes mistakenly or the Sticky Notes program is just missing on Windows 10, you can try re-installing the app from the Microsoft Store. If you had signed into Sticky Notes before the app disappeared, your notes would be synced automatically, and it will come back after you reinstall and sign in with the same Microsoft account.

However, things may go out of control when you happen to lose or delete the notes on your computer, as described in Case 1. Or, like the user in Case 2 said, the Sticky Notes disappeared in Windows 10 update, yes, the whole application is missing. So how to recover Sticky Notes in Windows 10? And how to recover deleted sticky notes with essential content? Let's find the solutions now.

How to Recover Deleted Sticky Notes in Windows 10/11

You may delete or lose sticky notes because of careless operation, or you remove the notes by yourself, but later realize they are important to you. And sometimes, the system update or crash will also cause Windows 10 sticky notes missing problems. Whatever the reason is, you can use the three approaches below to recover sticky notes.

Method 1. Recover Deleted Sticky Notes with a File Recovery Tool

Method 2, Method 3, and Method 4 are direct ways to probably retrieve sticky notes in Windows 10 for deletion within the program. If you want to recover deleted sticky notes from the system, the two solutions won't be useful. But don't be discouraged. There is a great chance to recover disappeared sticky notes by using EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard.

This is a very powerful tool when it comes to recovering deleted, even permanently deleted files in Windows 10/8/7/XP/Vista. Not only sticky notes, other documents, photos, audios, videos, etc. are also supported. Besides, it is capable of recovering lost data under any circumstance, like accidental deletion, virus attack, hard drive formatting, lost partition, emptied recycle bin, and more.

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Step 1. Select a location and start scanning

Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition/drive where the deleted files were stored. Click "Search for Lost Data" to find lost files.

select a location where you deleted files

Step 2. Select the files you want to recover

When the scanning has finished, select the deleted files you want to recover. You can click on the filter to display only the file types you want. If you remember the file name, you can also search in the search box, which is the fastest way to find the target file.

Choose recoverable files

Step 3. Preview and recover deleted files

Preview the recoverable files. Then, select files you want to restore and click "Recover" to store the files at a new storage locations instead of the disk where the data was previously lost. You can choose a cloud storage, such as OneDrive, Google Drive, etc., and click "Save" to save your recovered files.

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Method 2. Recover Sticky Notes from Outlook

You can try to find Sticky Notes from the Outlook web version. Every time you delete a note, a copy of the note will be stored in the Trash folder of Outlook. Follow the steps below to restore Sticky Notes from Outlook.

Step 1. Open Outlook web version.

Step 2. Click on "Notes" in the left sidebar.

Step 3. Recover all the wanted notes from Outlook.

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Method 3. Recover Missing Sticky Notes from SNT File

When you accidentally delete a sticky note, the app data is still there. Therefore, we can restore deleted sticky notes from a StickyNotes.snt file. 

  • Find the sticky notes' location in Windows 10 by navigating to C:\Users\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes.
  • Find and right-click on "StickyNotes.snt file".
  • Select "Restore Previous Versions". This may replace your current version of the sticky notes file, and nothing can be undone again.

Note: Previous versions come from File History or restore points. To recover lost sticky notes through the previous versions, you should enable the file backup at first on your Windows 10. Otherwise, there won't be any previous version file you can restore from. If so, move to the next method.

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Method 4. Recover/Reopen Closed Sticky Notes from All Notes

  • Open Sticky Notes app.
  • Right-click on Sticky Notes app on Taskbar, then choose "All notes".
  • Then, a list of notes will pop up, including the one that you closed.
  • Double click the note that you want to recover, then it will display as a standalone note like all regular ones.

how to recover sticky notes Windows 10


Sticky notes disappeared issues can be easily tackled with the solutions on this page. To recover deleted sticky notes in Windows 10, using EaseUS Data Recovery is the most efficient way. It allows you to recover lost data from all the common devices, including HDD, SSD, USB flash drive, pen drive, SD card, and external hard drive. If you don't want to use this method, you can also choose to recover sticky notes from the SNT file or from the previous versions if available. 

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Additional Help - Sticky Notes FAQs

If you have other problems with Sticky Notes, you can read on to solve your problems with simple steps.

1. How to fix my sticky notes closed unexpectedly?

If you are a Windows 10 user, you may be faced with these issues - opened notes close unexpectedly. You can fix it by opening the note again.

Step 1. Open the Sticky Notes app and view your list of notes.

If only a single note is displayed when you open the app, click or tap the ellipsis icon in the upper-right of the note and then click or tap Notes list.

Step 2. Scroll or search for your note in the notes list.

Step 3. To re-pin a note to the desktop, tap or double-click the note.

2. What to do if my list of notes disappeared?

Step 1. Open the Sticky Notes app.

Step 2. Click or tap the Notes list.

Step 3. Scroll or search for your note in the notes list.

3. How to fix My notes won't stay on top of other apps?

You cannot currently have Sticky Notes stay on top of other applications. But you can pin Sticky Notes to the Windows taskbar to see your list of notes instantly or to create a new note quickly.

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