How to Backup and Restore Sticky Notes app Settings in Windows 10


The Sticky Notes app is a preinstalled UWP (Universal Windows Platform) app in Windows 10. This apps allows you to create and save notes to the desktop of your Windows 10 PC. Thanks to a new and improved design, added intelligence and Pen support, it is now easier than ever to quickly capture and add context to all your notes.

If you use the Sticky Notes app, you can manually backup your settings to manually restore as needed to any account on any Windows 10 PC.

This tutorial will show you how to manually backup and restore your settings for the Sticky Notes app in Windows 10.

This backup will not include your actual Sticky Notes. Only the settings instead.


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EXAMPLE: Sticky Notes app settings
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Backup and Restore Sticky Notes app Settings in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Backup and Restore Sticky Notes app Settings in Windows 10
To Backup Settings from Sticky Notes app

1. If you currently have any Sticky Notes opened, then you will need to close (end task) all instances of Sticky Notes (Microsoft.Notes.exe) in Task Manager. (see screenshots below)

This will close Sticky Notes without deleting any of your Sticky Notes.

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2. Open File Explorer (Win+E), copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter.

(current account)
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe

3. Copy the Settings folder to your desktop. (see screenshot below)

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4. Move the Settings folder on your desktop to where want to keep it saved at as your backup. It is safe to rename this folder to anything you like if wanted.

5. You can now close File Explorer if you like.

6. You can now reopen Sticky Notes if you like. (see screenshot below)

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Backup and Restore Sticky Notes app Settings in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Backup and Restore Sticky Notes app Settings in Windows 10
To Restore Settings to Sticky Notes app

1. If you currently have any Sticky Notes opened, then you will need to close (end task) all instances of Sticky Notes (Microsoft.Notes.exe) in Task Manager. (see screenshots below)

This will close Sticky Notes without deleting any of your Sticky Notes.

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2. Open File Explorer (Win+E), copy and paste the folder location below into the address bar of File Explorer, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)

(current account)
%LocalAppData%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe\Settings

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3. In a separate File Explorer window, open the backed up Settings folder from Option One, select the contents in this folder, right click or press and hold on the selected items, and click/tap on Copy. (see screenshot below)

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4. Paste the selected files from the backup in step 3 into the Settings folder from step 2.

5. When prompted, click/tap on Replace the files in the destination. (see screenshot below)

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6. You can now close the File Explorer windows if you like.

7. You can now reopen Sticky Notes if you like. (see screenshot below)

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That's it,
Shawn