Windows 10: Can I restore Sticky Notes from a System Image backup? Solved


  1. Posts : 195
    Win 10 64bit with AU
       03 Apr 2016 #1

    Can I restore Sticky Notes from a System Image backup?


    My partner inadvertently deleted a Sticky Note and can't remember what it was about.

    I read the Tutorial on Windows 7 Forums about copying the StickyNotes.snt file as a backup and then being able to restore these (after deleting all current Sticky Notes), but of course we've never done this .

    We have System Image backups that should have this note on them, but don't want to do a full System Image restore just for a Sticky Note (and we would lose other things if we did this). Should I be able to go into a System Image, locate the .snt file there and use this to restore the Sticky Notes in the same way?

    I'm not registered with WIndows 7 Forums and don't want to register just to ask this question, hence posting it here.

    Thanks
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    03 Apr 2016 #2

    depends how you created the system image....acronis true image allows folders file restore from an image, don't know about other programs....how about borrowing or buying a second hand HDD and restoring to that and getting the file off that you want.....if it has been very recently deleted from your PC, a free program called recuva might be able to find it

    good luck
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 195
    Win 10 64bit with AU
    Thread Starter
       03 Apr 2016 #3

    It's a Windows System Image. I can mount it and get into the files and folders okay, I just wondered if it would work in the same way as in the tutorial i.e. if I copy that file from the System Image and restore it onto the laptop, or whether that only works with a file from the laptop itself (does that make sense?).

    I was wondering if anyone had done this?

    It's a fairly recent deletion, but some clean-up stuff has been run since then, which might have removed it, but will have a look at Recuva. As it's a Sticky Note, not sure if it could be specified as an individual file, what do you think?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    03 Apr 2016 #4

    SaggyMaggyPoo said: View Post
    It's a Windows System Image. I can mount it and get into the files and folders okay, I just wondered if it would work in the same way as in the tutorial i.e. if I copy that file from the System Image and restore it onto the laptop, or whether that only works with a file from the laptop itself (does that make sense?).

    I was wondering if anyone had done this?

    It's a fairly recent deletion, but some clean-up stuff has been run since then, which might have removed it, but will have a look at Recuva. As it's a Sticky Note, not sure if it could be specified as an individual file, what do you think?
    you can specify the file extension I think with recuva...as for the mounting the image, don't see why you can't then get the file out and save it......but not in my area of expertise...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 5,720
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       04 Apr 2016 #5

    Should work. .snt file should be in C:\Users\<youraccount>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes.

    Sticky Notes - Backup and Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Rename the current one to StickyNotes.snt.sav
    Copy the one from the backup image to that location.
    Logout then login and see if it works.
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Apr 2016 at 21:13. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 195
    Win 10 64bit with AU
    Thread Starter
       06 Apr 2016 #6

    Ztruker said: View Post
    Should work. .snt file should be in C:\Users\<youraccount>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes.

    Sticky Notes - Backup and Restore - Windows 7 Help Forums

    Rename the current one to StickyNotes.snt.sav
    Copy the one from the backup image to that location.
    Logout then login and see if it works.
    That worked great, thank you. l thought it should but do prefer to check things out with someone who knows what they're doing before having a go myself!

      My ComputerSystem Spec


  7. Posts : 5,720
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       06 Apr 2016 #7

    Great, glad that worked for you.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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