3 Solutions: Fix Not Able to Launch Sticky Notes Error

If Sticky Note is not opening, or Sticky Notes has failed to initialize (Quit), you can follow these three ways below. Follow these ways to fix Sticky Notes not opening error and restore lost Sticky Notes with simple steps.

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How to Fix Sticky Notes Has Failed to Initialize Error/ Not Opening

"I received an error message that 'Not able to launch Sticky Notes with the accessing files (Quit)' and I cannot open Sticky Notes in Windows 10. How can I fix this error and get lost Sticky Notes back?"

how to fix sticky notes error

If you are having a Sticky Notes startup failure problem with the "Not able to launch Sticky Notes with the accessing files (Quit)" error message on your PC or delete important Sticky Notes in Windows, relax. Here below, we have found relative solutions for you to fix the Sticky Notes failure error and restore lost Sticky Notes in Windows 10/8/7 with ease.

Workable Solutions Step-by-step Troubleshooting
Fix 1. Run CMD to Fix Sticky Notes Type cmd in the search bar. Right-click Command Prompt and select...Full steps
Fix 2. Repair Sticky Notes Press Windows key+I to open the Settings window. Click on "Apps"...Full steps
Fix 3. Reset Sticky Notes In the Settings window, click on "Apps & features" on the left pane of Settings...Full steps

Recover Lost Windows 10/11 Sticky Notes (First Step)

If you happen to delete desktop Sticky Notes in Windows 10, relax, you can get it back from the Sticky Notes folder (please have a backup of sticky notes before doing this).

recover Sticky Notes from its backup location

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

If you fail to find StickyNotes.snt file in the folder, you may try file recovery software offered by EaseUS to find and restore the deleted or lost Sticky Notes back in Windows 10. Other Windows system users can also apply this software to recover lost Sticky Notes.

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Free download EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard and follow the steps below to restore all lost Sticky Notes in Windows 10 now:

Step 1. Launch EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard, hover on the partition which you want to recover data from, and click "Scan".

Step 2. Wait for the scan to complete. Then, select the files you'd like to recover.

Step 3. After selecting the files, click Recover and choose a location to save the recovered files at. Make sure not to pick your storage device that made you lose your files.

After you have recovered Sticky Notes from your computer, you can fix the "Not able to launch Sticky Notes with the accessing files (Quit)" error with the solutions below.

Fix 1. Run CMD to Fix Can't Open Sticky Notes in Windows 10

If you can't launch Sticky Notes (Start > Sticky Notes) even after restart your PC. You can also try this method to fix Sticky Notes not opening.

Step 1. Type cmd in the search.

type cmd in the search bar

Step 2. Right-click Command Prompt and select "Run as Administrator".

click run as administrator

Step 3. Type sfc /scannow and hit "Enter".

run sfc to fix sticky notes not opening error

Wait patiently to check the system file and fix the Sticky Notes error in Windows 10.

Fix 2. Repair Sticky Notes with Windows 10/11 Built-in Tool

Windows 10 has a built-in tool that can repair application errors with simple steps. If you are faced with a Sticky Notes error, you can try this method.

Step 1. Press Windows key+I to open the Settings window. Click on "Apps".

click on apps

Step 2. In the Settings window, click on "Apps & features" on the left pane of Settings.

Step 3. Now, scroll down through the right side of the Settings window, type "Sticky Notes" in the search box.

Sticky Notes will appear in the search result.

Step 4. Click on "Sticky Notes" to select it and then click on "Advanced options".

open advanced options

Step 5. In the Sticky Notes settings window, scroll down and then click "Repair" to repair Sticky Notes.

repair sticky notes

Fix 3. Reset Sticky Notes to Fix Sticky Notes Error

If Method 2 doesn't work, you can reset Sticky Notes to get help. Resetting will remove all the data from Sticky Notes. If there is anything important, make sure to back it up somewhere safe.

Step 1. Press Windows key+I to open the Settings window. Click on "Apps".

Step 2. In the Settings window, click on "Apps & features" on the left pane of Settings.

Step 3. Now, scroll down through the right side of the Settings window, type "Sticky Notes" in the search box.

Step 4. Click on "Sticky Notes" to select it and then click on "Advanced options".

Step 5. In the Sticky Notes settings window, scroll down and then click "Reset" to reset Sticky Notes on your computer.

reset sticky notes to fix sticky notes not opening

Extra Tips: Back Up and Restore Sticky Notes

You can make a backup of your Sticky Notes to avoid Sticky Notes data loss. You can easily use EaseUS backup and recovery software to browse and locate the Sticky Notes, then select to back them up with the following steps:

Step 1: Open EaseUS Todo Backup and select "File" as the backup mode.

click the file mode to back up files

Step 2: Select the files that you want to back up. You can quickly locate the desired files, folders or directories under the "User Defined" mode or "File Type" mode. 

click file backup to back up files

Step 3: Next, click the Browse area to select a destination to save your backup file. EaseUS Todo Backup allows for a variety of backup locations that are available to you, including an internal and external storage drive, a cloud drive or a NAS drive. Among all the backup options, we recommend you the most secure and convenient to reach location - EaseUS Cloud.

choose easeus cloud to backup files

You can directly login the cloud drive with your account and password. If it's the first time you use the cloud drive, use your email to sign up.

log in easeus cloud to backup files

Step 4: Click "Proceed" to execute your operation.

Conclusion

Whenever you are faced with a Sticky Notes error, you can try these solutions above. Remember, recover data before you take action. EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard can not only recover lost Sticky Notes but also restore deleted photos, videos, Word documents, and more.
 

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Written by Tracy King

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