Backing up and restoring your notes

To protect your notes from being permanently lost in the event of accidental deletion you need to backup your data.

With Sticky-Notes, you have options to recover your notes if you experienced a computer failure or need to revert to an older version of your notes.

Backup notes

All notes are kept in the Sticky-Notes folder. There are a couple of ways to do it - you can either create a backup manually by exporting your notes or use the Auto-Backup option.

Manual Backup
Auto Backup
Restore Notes


Unless you have disabled the Auto-Backup option, automatic backups are made every time you exit the program or shut down your computer. The backups will be saved in the Sticky-Notes folder.

Manual backup

To create a backup file, right-click the tray icon and choose Export Notes from the Main menu.
This will prompt you for the directory where you would like to save the backup.

Export your notes

Restoring your Data

Regardless of which backup method you used (either Auto-Backup or by exporting your notes), you should restore your notes using the Import option.

To restore your notes from a backup:

1. If the program starts normally, start from the second step.
If you are not able to start the program, delete sticky-notes.dat located in C:\Program Files\Sticky-Notes\ for 32-bit Windows system or C:\Program Files (x86)\Sticky-Notes\ for 64-bit Windows system and then run the program

2. Double-click the desktop icon or right-click the 'S' in the system tray (near the Windows clock) and select 'Import notes'.

Import your notes

To restore notes from the automatically created backup navigate to the Sticky-Notes folder (C:\Program Files\Sticky-Notes\ for 32-bit version and C:\Program Files (x86)\Sticky-Notes\ for 64-bit version).
If you need to restore notes from a backup made manually, navigate to the folder where you saved it

3. Select the .dat file you would like to import and click Open.

Monday, December 11, 2017 
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