How to Back Up and Restore Sticky Notes in Windows 7 and Windows 8

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Sticky Notes allows you to type and leave a Post-it type note on your desktop until deleted.

Sticky Notes is not available in the Windows 7 Starter and Home Basic editions.

This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore your currently created Sticky Notes in Windows 7and Windows 8.

EXAMPLE: Sticky Notes

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To Back Up Sticky Notes

1. Open Windows Explorer (Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8), and copy and paste the location below into the address bar, and press Enter.

%AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes

2. Save a copy of the StickyNotes.snt file to where you like as a backup of it. (see screenshot below)
NOTE: This file is your backup of the current Sticky Notes on your desktop.

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To Restore Sticky Notes

1. Delete all Sticky Notes you currently have on the Desktop if any.
NOTE: If you do not, then the backed up StickyNotes.snt file from Option One will not be able to replace the other one in step 4 below.

2. In Windows Explorer (Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8), navigate to where you saved the backed upStickyNotes.snt file at, right click or press and hold on the StickyNotes.snt file and click/tap on Copy.

3. In Windows Explorer (Windows 7) or File Explorer (Windows 8), and copy and paste the location below into the address bar, and press Enter.

%AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes

4. Right click or press and hold on an empty area in the "Sticky Notes" folder, and click/tap on Paste. (see screenshot below)

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5. Click/tap on Copy and Replace. (see screenshot below)

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6. Press the Windows + R keys to open the Run dialog, type stikynot, and press Enter.

7. Your Sticky Notes included in the backup from OPTION ONE have now been restored

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