Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Getting your notes back!

Yesterday's been quite stressful for me as my computer didn't boot. So I was forced to reinstall my Windows which would've been very easy, if it hadn't been for all my important files and my notes (you know those Windows 7 Sticky Notes). As a result I first created a bootable USB-Stick with Gparted on it to get some GBs off of the Windows 7 partition to create another Windows 7 partition to install it again. For a short period of time I effectively had two Windows installations where one was fresh and working and the other not. From the new one I imported all files to my external HDD. So far so good, but wasn't there something missing? What about my sticky notes? Good thing there's always an answer on the internet and I thought I'd share it with you:

The content of the notes is usually saved in a little file deep inside of your HDD
C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes
In this directory a file named StickyNotes.snt is waiting.
Just copy it as a backup and paste it into your new folder.


Well a complete crash doesn't usually happen often, but you could for for example, by accident, delete your note. What then? If got the backup point option in Windows 7 on, just load such a backup and right-click on the file -> properties -> restore previous version. I hope this information helps somebody someday as it did for me..


Yours sincerely 
Noctis   

24 comments:

  1. Good tip, i'll remember that next time i got into that situation. Same though, now i have 2 windows installed.

    C://Windows.old

    sigh

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  2. That's some very useful information.

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  3. Being the paranoid bugger that I am, I always sync my files with my 2 external HDs. Just in case :p

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  4. Hmmm this will be handy later !! ty for the tip

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  5. Awesome, I'm gona try this out as soon as I get back from work

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  6. nnice blog, actually somewhat helpful

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  7. Top post, will come in handy this.

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  8. never really used sticky notes that often
    Poetry Network

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  9. I don't use sticky notes, but never really knew I could. Might have to start.

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  10. I might use this. Oh btw why don't you share some more similar info, this time in Rainmeter hehe :).

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  11. Ahahah thank you so much for this one!! Handy indeed!

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