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How to back up Windows 7 Sticky Notes?


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#1 shawnvw

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Posted 10 September 2009 - 02:22 PM

I use the Sticky Notes a lot, but where on the hard drive are the files saved? I want to back up these notes like I do my documents.

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 08:32 AM

as far as i can tell they dont get saved

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 04:07 PM

Right now the only way you can save your existing notes it to right click on the Sticky Note taskbar icon and select Close Window. When you do this all the notes on your desktop
are closed out. To bring them back up just click on the Sticky Note taskbar icon.
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Posted 20 September 2009 - 05:39 PM

SOLVED.

I've learned that in Windows 7 (and probably also in Vista) the Sticky Notes file is located at:

C:\Users\<USERNAME>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes.snt

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Posted 21 September 2009 - 10:27 AM

There ya go,thanks.. See we all learn something here. Thanks for sharing!!!
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Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:04 PM

Win. Thanks!

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 05:37 PM

Another way of making notes to yourself is to use notepad. Right click on the desktop, make a new folder, call it something clever like 'notes' :huh:
then save all notepad .txt in that folder.

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Posted 11 February 2010 - 09:14 PM

I have always kept notepad on the taskbar. It's right there when you need it for holding everything from forum quotes, to URLs and registry snippets. I keep Character Map right next to it for special characters, a degree° symbol, or whatever.

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Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:21 PM

I also keep note pad on my taskbar. With Note Pad and and Word Pad I don't understand what the stickies is used for.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:34 PM

Notepad > fail.

It's still useful, but Sticky Notes clearly takes the points as they're easier to generate, work with, refer to... they're right on your desktop, already open, and to make a new one you just click the plus. to delete, just x out. It's for important, time-sensitive notes that should be brought to attention, but also to easily be deleted when past their time. It's easier on the mind to delete a sticky than an actual notepad file, where you're left to think if you still may somehow need it some day. Notepad is still great for referring to things quickly in a simple format, when the time comes. I have spoken.

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Posted 24 February 2010 - 10:44 PM

I would have to agree with jffnuggets. For small quick notes, you can't beat it. Notepad still has its usefulness, but Sticky Notes seem more generally handy in a pinch.

Think of it this way:

If you were looking around on your kitchen table for something to write a quick note on, would you dig around for a full-blown notepad only to lose the pad later and forget your note?

Or just scribble the note on the nearest Sticky Note and stick it to the wall or fridge where it will be seen until you take it down?

Just another way to think about it....

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Posted 25 February 2010 - 09:22 AM

Another way of making notes to yourself is to use notepad. Right click on the desktop, make a new folder, call it something clever like 'notes' :huh:
then save all notepad .txt in that folder.



Thats what I do at work, where as most people still use pen and paper. I have a nice clutter free work environment.

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Posted 24 March 2010 - 08:22 AM

Another way of making notes to yourself is to use notepad. Right click on the desktop, make a new folder, call it something clever like 'notes' :huh:
then save all notepad .txt in that folder.



Thats what I do at work, where as most people still use pen and paper. I have a nice clutter free work environment.


I also heavily used a 'notes' notepad file. However, stickies allow much more customization (fonts, colours, size, location), and are minimizable/maximizable at will with just one click for all.

For those that have it in their MS Office suite, OneNote is great. I just started using it recently, and it's a fabulous organization tool. I read that it's part of the standard Professional suite for 2010; for now, just using the beta.

Thx for the welcome, keyboardNinja! I'm a frequent forum browser, but always been hesitant to contribute.




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