I've been using Windows 7 Sticky Notes for several years now. Today I accidental deleted one of my sticky notes. If this happened to you, you may be able to recover your note using one of the following methods.
Make sure you've closed the Sticky Notes application before proceeding. You can do this by right clicking on the Sticky Note taskbar button and selecting Close Window.
- Undo -- If you simply deleted the text by accident and the Sticky Note window is STILL open, try pressing ctrl-z one or more times to undo your most recent changes. If you go too far back, press ctrl-y to redo the undos.
- Restore -- Sticky Notes are stored in the following file: C:\Users\<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes.snt. You'll need to replace <UserName>with your windows login username and you may need to enable the viewing of hidden files and folders to see the file.
- If you make regular backups, simply rename the current file and restore a recent version of the file from your backups.
- Otherwise, right-click on the file and select "Restore previous versions". If your lucky, Windows will have made a backup of the file for you if you or it created a restore point. These are (often?) created when Windows applies updates.