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

Tracy King updated on Sep 17, 2019 to File Recovery | How-to Articles


When Sticky Notes got accidentally deleted or lost in Windows system, 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 restore the lost or deleted Sticky Notes in Windows? Check the below offered tutorial tips and find methods for Windows 10/8/7 Sticky Notes recovery now.

Overview of Windows Sticky Notes

Sticky Notes is widely used as a convenient utility in Windows 10/8/7 etc, allowing users to write down anything that comes to their minds such as to create plans for their daily jobs or life or to make reminding notes to remember do some important things at a specific moment or time. 

This free note tool makes Windows users' life and jobs more systematic with orders. And things may go out of control when you happen to lose or delete the notes on your computer. So how to recover Sticky Notes? Let's find the solutions here below now.

Method 1. From the specific folder

Usually, when you lose Sticky Notes on your desktop in PC, you are able to find all your notes from the folder via StickyNotes.snt files. Here are detailed steps about how to locate this folder on your PC:

1. Open the File Explorer and copy: %APPDATA%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes.snt in the address bar;
2. Find and open StickyNotes.snt file with Notepad, Microsoft Word or Wordpad;
3. View and find lost notes in the .snt file, copy the exact notes that you lost and paste to a new Sticky Notes so to recover them.

Recover Sticky Notes.

You may also try to right-click on the StickyNotes.snt file and select Restore previous versions. (This may replace your current version of the StickyNotes file and nothing can be undone again.) Then you can open to access the restored content or reboot your PC to retrieve the previous version of your lost files on your desktop again.

Method 2. With file recovery software

When you lost important notes and find no trace of any StickyNotes.snt file on your PC, things will become complex for users to restore the lost Notes. Fortunately, professional file recovery software offered by EaseUS works efficiently for all Windows users to restore whatever they lost with the Sticky Notes included. It works efficiently in retrieving lost data under Windows 10/8/7/XP and Vista etc.

All you need to do is to download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and follow the below steps for an instant recovery:


Step 1: Choose the location

Download and open the EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard. When you open it, you can see all of the disks and partitions on your computer, select the disk partition or storage location where you deleted your files.

select the location

Step 2: Click Scan

Click the "Scan" button. The scanning process starts as long as you click Scan.

click scan

Step 3: Click Recover

After the scanning process, click the "Deleted files" option on the left panel. You can see all of the deleted files, select the desired files.

Preview the wanted data and click "Recover" to navigate a secure location or device to bring the deleted files back. Click "OK" to finish.

click recover

Now, all of your lost files are restored and you can recreate them by copying them into the Sticky Notes app on your desktop.


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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Why choose EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard?

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"Recover lost files, even after deleting a partition or formatting your drive."Macworld

2. 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.

3. 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.

4. 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.

5. 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.

6. 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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