How to Backup Sticky Notes on Windows Computer

Axel Nash

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Sticky notes are short, memorable attachments that you would never like losing. Therefore, it is essential to backup sticky notes and be on a safer side no matter you are restarting your PC or fixing other loopholes. Microsoft sticky notes are quite famous for saving something for later on readily. Recently, Microsoft transformed the sticky notes app to add many more features such as text formatting, ink or picture adding, etc. Furthermore, sticky notes are known to be a convenient and lightweight alternative for OneNote.

The question is how to backup sticky notes and avoid regretting later for losing them in various computer loophole operations as it is a common issue during fixing bugs, updating Windows, or restarting PC.

Let's begin to read the ultimate step-by-step guide on the backup of sticky notes on Windows 10, Windows 7, and transfer of backup from Windows 7 to Windows 10.

Part 1: How to backup Sticky Notes on Windows 10

Generally speaking, there are two methods to backup sticky notes on Windows 10 and also restore them. The first method is pretty easy, while the other one is a bit complicated.

So, let's start with the easy method!

Easy Way: Use the inbuilt synchronization of the sticky notes app

It is an easy way to use the inbuilt synchronization of the sticky notes app. You need hardly 2-3 steps for the purpose, as shown below.

Step 1: Log in Microsoft Windows 10

The very first step is to enter Windows 10 with Microsoft account credentials. Open Sticky Notes by typing in the search bar.

To open Settings, hit the gear icon on the upper right corner.

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Step 2: Synchronize

Click the Sync button after scrolling a bit down. The synchronization will let you access these sticky notes on any device that gets log in using a similar Microsoft account.

Hit the arrow button given besides the Settings to get back to normal.

Difficult Way: Transfer SQLite database file

It is a bit complicated to transfer the ‘Sticky Notes’ file to another folder or device you want to save. You can also backup sticky notes on Windows 10 by first locating the file deep down in the Folders section. Given below are some steps to backup sticky notes.

Step 1: Log in Windows 10

Enter your Microsoft account credentials to log in Windows 10. Go to File Explorer and open this folder named: C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState


Use the keyboard shortcut Windows key + R to open the Run command. Type the following location and hit the Ok button.


Step 2: Transfer Sticky Notes file

The second step requires you to manually copy the Sticky Notes file to any drive, folder, or cloud storage within your access. The particular file is an SQLite database file named as plum.sqlite.

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Copy this plum.SQLite file and backup sticky notes.

Easy Steps to Restore Sticky Notes in Windows

Restoring sticky notes is relatively easy, as shown in the steps below.

Step 1: Go to Task Manager

Firstly, you need to open the Task Manager and search for Sticky Notes in the applications' running list.

Hit the End Task button after clicking the Sticky Notes.

Step 2: Open File Explorer

After you hit the End Task button, it will leave you with plum.SQLite file. Now, you have to close this Task Manager and go to File Explorer.

Navigate to the following folder:


Paste here the plum.SQLite backup file to restore backup sticky notes on Windows 10. Hit the Yes button to replace the current file by the same name in the destination folder.

Part 2: How to backup sticky notes on Windows 7

Just like in Windows 10, the process of backup sticky notes on Windows 7 is almost the same.

However, we’ll discuss two methods to do so.

First Way: Synchronization

The very first way is that you can synchronize the sticky notes in a way that you can access them in any device with the same Microsoft credentials. As usual, sign in to your Microsoft account by clicking the Settings icon in Sticky Notes.

Second Way: Copy Sticky Notes file to a backup location

Step 1: Locate Sticky Notes in Windows 7

Go to Tools> Folder Options and hit the View tab.

Then, click the ‘Show hidden files, folders, and drive’ option.

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Step 2: Backup Sticky Notes Windows 7

It depends upon the desktop version of your computer system to locate the storage of files. You can find the old version of sticky notes at the following location.

C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\

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Here, you will see a single file named StickyNotes.snt, which you can copy the backup location.

Part 3: How to backup sticky notes from Windows 7 to Windows 10

To backup sticky notes from Windows 7 to Windows 10, you would need first to migrate the sticky notes file.

The steps to backup sticky notes from Windows 7 are pretty straightforward, as shown below.

Step 1: Copy file of Sticky Notes on Windows 7

Copy the following location of sticky notes file on Windows 7:

AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes

Step 2: Enter Windows 10 to paste this file

Now, enter the same Microsoft credentials to login Windows 10 and paste the file mentioned earlier to the following location.


Step 3: Rename sticky notes file

Rename StickyNotes.snt file name to ThresholdNotes.snt to easily find the location.

Step 4: Open and backup sticky notes

Now, you can open those sticky notes and create a backup via the method mentioned above. You can either click the Settings icon to use the Sticky Notes app's inbuilt synchronization or manually copy the sticky notes file to a backup location.

We already discussed the detailed steps in Part 1: How to backup sticky notes on Windows 10.


So, these were the ultimate steps you would require to backup sticky notes on Windows 10 and Windows 7, respectively. Both methods are, at the same time, comfortable and challenging. However, we hope this article will help you select your choice of how to easily backup sticky notes.

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