How to Recover Deleted Sticky Notes in Windows 10/8/7

When Sticky Notes get accidentally deleted or lost, you may feel a little bit uneasy or inconvenient when you try to recall your daily works or some important jobs or date in your mind. So how to recover deleted Sticky Notes in Windows 10? Check the below-offered tutorial tips for Windows 10/8/7 Sticky Notes recovery.

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Quick Accesses to Recover Deleted Sticky Notes

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

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Recover from SNT File Find the sticky notes' location on your PC > Right-click StickyNotes.snt > "Restore Previous Versions"...Full steps
Fix 2. 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
Fix 3. Use File Recovery Tool Launch EaseUS file recovery tool > Scan Sticky Notes drive > Recover lost Sticky Notes...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 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.

recover sticky notes Windows 10

Method 2. 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

Method 3. Recover Deleted Sticky Notes with a File Recovery Tool

Method 1 and Method 2 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.

Step 1. Select the drive to scan

Select the Recycle Bin, a device, or a drive, then click the "Scan" button to start looking for deleted files on Windows 10/8/7.

select the location and click scan

Step 2. Check the results

When the scan completes, you can apply the "Filter" feature or click the "Search files or folders" button to quickly find the deleted files.

After the scan, check the lost files

Step 3. Recover deleted files

Click the "Recover" button to restore deleted files in Windows 10/8/7.

recover deleted files in Windows 10/8/7


Sticky notes disappeared issue can be easily tackled with the solutions on this page. To recover deleted sticky notes in Windows 10, using EaseUS Data Recovery with 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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Cedric Grantham is one of the senior editors of EaseUS who lives and works in Chengdu, China. He mainly writes articles about data recovery tutorials on PC and Mac and how-to tips for partition management. He always keeps an eye on new releases and likes various electronic products.

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Written by Tracy King

Tracy joined in EaseUS in 2013 and has been working with EaseUS content team for over 7 years. Being enthusiastic in computing and technology, she writes tech how-to articles and share technical solutions about Windows & Mac data recovery, file/system backup and recovery, partition management and iOS/Android data recovery.

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