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  1.    17 Sep 2017 #11
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    Well, I performed a repair and things have gotten even worse. Now when I click on start nothing happens and when I click on notifications nothing happens either.
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  2.    18 Sep 2017 #12
    Join Date : Oct 2016
    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    Windows 10 Pro Build 1703

    I would make an immediate back up of your personal data.

    In posting two I had recommended you create an Image with a toll like Macrium Reflect. Given you followed the recommendation, after completing your backup you could try restoring.

    First with the restore point I recommended and then with the Image you create with Macrium.

    Personally after I had my data backup done I would do a clean install. Yes more work but a much better product coming out the other end. As part of that I would delete my existing OS' related partitions so it is truly clean.

    Maybe a another member will have another suggestion.
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  3.    18 Sep 2017 #13
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    I just did the repair a second time, but the outcome was the same. I still get no reaction if I click on start or cortana or notifications.

    At this point I'm leaning towards what you suggested, formatting the win partiiton and doing a clean install.

    There's two things I really need to save, tho:

    1. my notes from that sticky notes app

    2. Cortana reminders

    Anyone know where those are saved? Might my Cortana reminders be linked to the hotmail account I sign into windows with?
    Last edited by Alfred001; 18 Sep 2017 at 09:12.
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  4.    18 Sep 2017 #14
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    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    To check open your hotmail account in a browser. Then click on the nine squares in upper left. It should open a bunch of icons, one should be tasks. See if your tasks have your reminders.

    Not sure about sticky notes. If you have hidden files set to display I would look down your appdata folder.

    I don't use that app. I use OneNote and have it set to use cloud so I can see on my phone.
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  5.    18 Sep 2017 #15
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    I checked tasks, but the reminders are not there.
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  6.    18 Sep 2017 #16
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    Caledon, Ontario, Canada
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    When you use Cortana for a reminder does it make a sticky note?

    Anyway I found this...

    https://www.howtogeek.com/283472/how...es-in-windows/
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  7.    19 Sep 2017 #17
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    Quote Originally Posted by Caledon Ken View Post
    When you use Cortana for a reminder does it make a sticky note?
    Anyway I found this...

    https://www.howtogeek.com/283472/how...es-in-windows/
    Thanks, that link will be of use.

    Regarding Cortana, no, no sticky notes are created when I create a reminder. These are scheduled reminders that pop up at the scheduled time.
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  8.    19 Sep 2017 #18
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    Are you signing into your device using a Microsoft id?

    If so do you have another device you can sign into and see if your reminders are there. Through many searches it appears Cortana saves these reminders in Cortan's notebook.

    I found this article on the Notebook. If you set up to sync with cloud you should be able to restore.

    https://www.windowscentral.com/how-u...ook-windows-10
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