Windows 7 Lost Sticky Notes

Posted on 2011-04-27
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Hey All,

Have a client who deleted several important sticky notes in windows 7. A few questions:
1) Will system restore, restore sticky notes?
2) Is there a cache that notes are stored in that may still hold the data?
3) Any other way to retrive a deleted sticky note?

Not holding out any hope, but you are the folks that know this stuff!

Question by:ss6766
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    Accepted Solution

    I doubt very much that System Restore will recover lost Sticky Notes, since user data is not supposed to be effected by System Restore, instead only system .dll files, etc.  But you may be able to recover the lost Sticky Notes by looking at this location:

    C:\Users\<username>\Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes.snt

    You might also try doing a right click on the Sticky Notes folder, select Properties from the context menu, then click on the Previous Versions tab.

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    Exactly what I neeed! Thanks.

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