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

Updated on Dec 27, 2018 by Jean to Resource


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 an 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?"

Is Sticky Notes not working in Windows 10 as usual? Many users are reporting that they got the following error when launching 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

Method 1. Backup Sticky Notes files

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

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

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

3. C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState\plum.sqlite 
(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.

Method 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.

3. Recover Old & Deleted Sticky Notes

After resolving the 'Sticky Notes not available' issue, 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.


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 bring deleted files back.

click recover