Sticky Notes Backup / Restore

How do i Restore my Sticky Notes on Windows 10 Pro. I saw a Video online and showed me Location of Sticky Notes which was

C:\Users\IT-Manager\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes.

I did took backup from my previous windows. But now in new laptop.. there is no Sticky Notes Folder at same Location. I created new deleted and tested all.. Folder or same file is not created at the same defined location. 

Let me Know how i restore my sticky notes file to new windows 10 pro. i have the file.




To back up and restore notes from Sticky Notes app in Windows 10, we'll have to specify which version of Windows are you using. Here's a simple guide on how to check the build and version of your PC:

  1. Press the Windows button + R.
  2. Type winver.

Once we're able to determine your PC's build and version, follow the steps below to locate the storage files of Sticky Notes and create a backup:

  1. Open File Explorer, click the View tab.
  2. Select Show/hide option then check the Hidden items box.
  3. To find the Sticky Notes storage folder, copy and paste the location below into your File Explorer's address bar. username is the name of your actual user account.
  • For build 1607 or later: C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\Package\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe\

From there, you can copy everything and paste it to the backup folder.

  • For anything lower than build 1607: C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\

You will only see a single file: StickyNotes.snt. You can copy and paste it to the backup folder.

To restore the files to Sticky Notes, make sure the Sticky Notes app is closed. Locate the same folder we pointed you to above and copy all your backed up files there, overwriting whatever’s there currently. When you launch Sticky Notes again, the notes you backed up previously should pop up.

Please be reminded that notes in the desktop and Store app versions of Sticky Notes aren’t compatible. You won’t be able to copy notes from a PC running Windows 7 to a PC running Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Should there be anything else, do let us know.

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Last updated February 12, 2021 Views 7,600 Applies to: