How to Backup Sticky Notes in Windows 10

If you are reading this article, you must be using sticky notes to write down important tasks, memos, etc. It is important to keep a backup copy of Sticky Notes.

This will help you recover the sticky notes that may get deleted accidentally when your computer, unfortunately, crash or face a power failure. A backup is an additional copy of your important notes, files, or data that you can keep in a different location preferably at a different device such as on an external hard drive, on any cloud storage, USB drive, etc.

In this article, we will discuss how to create a backup of the context of your sticky notes in Windows 10. The process of backing up sticky notes may differ very slightly depending on the Windows version you are using.

In Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 10 version 1511 and earlier, Sticky Notes data was stored in the “StickyNotes.snt” database file. Whereas In Windows 10 Version 1607 and later Sticky Notes data is now stored in the “plum.sqlite” database file.

Backup Sticky Notes in Windows 10

If you are using Windows 10 version 1607 and later, Open Run Command by pressing Win+R keys.

Copy the following location into the Run Command and press Enter key.

%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState

Now you have reached in the Local State Folder

From the Local State Folder and copy the “plum.sqlite”, “plum.sqlite-shm”, and “plum.sqlite-wal” files to a secure location where you wish to keep the backup of your Sticky Notes.

If your sticky notes contain images, you should also copy the Media folder to your back up location.

If you are using Windows 10 version 1511 and earlier

In the Run Command Copy the following location into the Run Command and press Enter key.

%AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes

From the Sticky Notes Folder Copy the “StickyNotes.snt” file to the backup location of your choice. You have successfully backed up your sticky notes data.

To restore the Sticky Notes data you need to copy the backed up files into their respective folders.

For Windows 10 Version 1607 and later, “plum.sqlite”, “plum.sqlite-shm”, and “plum.sqlite-wal” files to Local State Folder and if “Media” Folder was backed up then copy it to the Local State Folder as well.

For Windows 10 version 1511 and earlier Copy, the “StickyNotes.snt” file from your back up location to the respective Sticky Notes folder.

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