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Fix Sticky Notes Not Available Error in Windows 10 Without Losing Data

Posted by Jean to Resource 2016-12-08


Windows 10 Sticky Notes error: check your account, Sticky Notes is currently not available to you, go to the Store; Try that again, something went wrong, the error code is 0x803F8001 in chase you need. This universal Sticky Notes problem in Windows 10 after Anniversary Update or cumulative updates for the Anniversary Update can be solved here, without losing the sticky notes files you've ever created.

Windows 10 Sticky Notes Error

"When I try to launch the Sticky Notes app, it says 'check your account, Sticky Notes is currently not available to you.' When I go to the Store, yes, there is update available. However, if I try to update the app, I get an error code 0x803F8001. Sticky Notes worked fine for me on Windows 10, I have no idea where this problem started. Any solutions?"

Sticky Notes not woking in Windows 10 as usual? Many users are reporting that they got the following error when launch the Sticky Notes application.

sticky notes is currently not available to you

Also received another error (error code 0x803F8001) when download and install the update from Windows Store.

How to Fix Sticky Notes Not Available with Error Code 0x803F8001 in Windows 10?

Step 1. Backup Sticky Notes files

The solutions coming up behind would erase all the notes you kept on Sticky Notes, so don't jump the backup step.

Copy your old notes to a safe place (Text, Word or Excel...)

%appdata%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes.snt 
(on windows 7/8/10 & a priori to Windows 10 1607 update)

(on Windows 10 version 1607 & a newer version)

Third-party backup and recovery software is also available for Sticky Notes backup, which is in an automatic way. You can go further reading about how to backup Sticky Notes in Windows.

Step 2. Now fix the Sticky Notes error by yourself

1_Reset Sticky Notes

  • Navigate to Windows 10 PC Settings -> System -> on the left panel Apps & features
  • Find your Sticky Notes app, and click on the Advanced options
  • On the popup window, click on Reset.

2_Uninstall and Reinstall Sticky Notes

If an app isn't working right, the general troubleshooting is to reset it. But some people may find this method won't fix their problem, in this case you need to use PowerShell to uninstall and then reinstall the application.

  • Type PowerShell in the search box and run Windows PowerShell as Administrator.
  • Execute the following command to uninstall Sticky Notes

"Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes | Remove-AppxPackage"(without quotes)

You should've now completely removed Sticky Notes application off from your computer. Now, you can reinstall the app by using the command below.

Get-AppxPackage –allusers Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}

Or just directly download again the app from Windows Store.

Step 3. Recover Old & Deleted Sticky Notes

After the Sticky Notes not available issue were resolved, you can now recover deleted sticky notes after reset and reinstall.

1) Copy back the Sticky Notes backup file to the original location
2) Use third-party Sticky Notes data recovery software (if you didn't create backups)

EaseUS Data Recovery Wizard is a powerful hard drive recovery software that can deep scan lost, deleted and formatted files on a computer drive, external HDD, USB flash drive and memory card. To recover lost Sticky Notes contents, go through the 3 steps.

  • Select hard drive where files got lost and click "Scan".
  • Run quick scan and deep scan to find lost files.
  • Preview and recover your files to somewhere safe other than the drive where data got lost.

recover sticky notes after reset or reinstall