Windows 10: Sticky Notes not working, uninstalled, still showing files in computer under different...

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  1. Sticky Notes not working, uninstalled, still showing files in computer under different...


    I have been trying to get the Sticky Notes App to work.

    I used to have it working on my previous computer but since I changed over when I click on the App a little window pops up saying Loading Sticky Notes but that is as far as it gets. So I have tried all the fixes posted with uninstalling resetting using all the posted Powershell methods and I still have had no success.


    In my research and poking around in my computer I found if I open OneNote and click on Open Feed the little page icon in the upper right just below the X all my old notes open in the side bar even if the App is uninstalled.


    I currently have the Sticky Notes App uninstalled, but there are still files installed from 2 years ago the date modified says 2018-10-10


    In C:\\ProgramData\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe

    Folder structure within is:

    S-1-5-21-2612136011-1789626456-1128566677-1001

    SystemAppData

    Helium

    Cache

    86b0c71d2f3d14b7.dat

    86b0c71d2f3d14b7_COM15.dat

    User.dat

    UserClasses.dat

    Is this supposed to still be on my computer after the App has been uninstalled?

    Could this be the reason why the App does not load?

    Which of these files contains the notes that are loading into OneNote?

    I have not been able to use this app for a long time it used to be my Go to for reminders I really need it back I have spent the better part of this week trying to find a solution to... the dreaded Sticky Notes Loading window.


    Any help or insight would be greatly appreciated. I have tried all the fixes I have found posted to no avail.


    Thank you, Tracey

    :)
     
    TraceyGoldthorpe, Jan 21, 2021
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    Hi Nancy,

    The issue may be related to corrupted application files. To troubleshoot this kind of issue, follow the steps below:

    Delete the contents of the Sticky Notes folder and run Sticky Notes Manually.

    Step 1. Navigate to the App data folder and for that follow the steps mentioned below to help fix the issue.

    a. Press Windows key + X.

    b. Select File Explorer.

    c. Navigate to C:\Users\<your User Name>.

    Once you are inside your User folder you should see a list of Folders like Contacts, Desktop and downloads etc.

    You need to access some files that are hidden to continue troubleshooting,

    Step 2. Try to see Hidden Folders and files and for that you need to follow the steps provided below.

    • Open Folder Options by Pressing Windows key + X, clicking
      Control Panel, clicking Appearance and Personalization, and then clicking
      Folder Options.
    • Click the View tab.
    • Under Advanced settings, click Show hidden files, folders, and
      drives, and then click OK.

    Step 3. Delete the Sticky notes temp file.

    Now, you should be able to see a folder by name App data above contacts.

    • Click on the folder.
    • Navigate to Appdata\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky notes.
    • Delete the file StickyNotes.snt.
    Now close Sticky Notes and reopen it to check if it works.

    If the issues still persist, check the answer provided by Ramesh.Kumar on this

    thread
    and proceed with the steps on how to Run the Sticky Notes from the root Folder.

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Marvelos Reg, Jan 21, 2021
    #2
  3. Sticky Note Missing

    Hi KeithRawlings,

    I'm Charles, an Independent advisor trying to help.

    Let's see if with the following steps we can solve the problem:

    1.- Open >> Sticky notes, when located on the taskbar (Right click on the option) >> Select: List of Notes, now check if your note is in that list.

    2.- Follow the steps suggested by the Windows MVP in your article

    https://www.kapilarya.com/fix-sticky-notes-lost...

    I hope the steps work for you

    Attentive to any comments

    Have a happy day

    Best Regards,

    Charles.
     
    CharlesJones32, Jan 21, 2021
    #3
  4. Sticky Notes not working, uninstalled, still showing files in computer under different...

    sticky notes

    Was this the WIndows 10 Upgrade from WIndows 7, 8 or 8.1?

    Check now for a C:\Windows.old folder that is created during an Upgrade. If that folder is found, you can

    Show Hidden Files and Folders in Windows 10
    and then follow the steps here:

    • To backup sticky notes in Windows 10/8.1/8/7:
    STEP 1. Type %AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes in the windows.old folder Search box.

    STEP 2. Copy StickyNotes.snt to a safe location.

    • To restore sticky notes:
    STEP 1. Type %AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes in start menu search box or run and press Enter.

    STEP 2. Copy the StickyNotes.snt file from your backup folder and paste it in the folder that opens. Agree to overwrite the old file, or delete it first before copying. If it balks then install and use the

    Take Ownership Shortcut
    on the folder so you can replace the .snt file.

    If you don't have Windows.old folder, do you have a backup image of your old install which we can help you mount to browse into the old files?

    If not then your notes may be lost. In the future use Notepad or Wordpad which can more easily save Files to your Documents, or back up the Sticky Notes file regularly following the above.
     
    Greg Carmack - Windows MVP, Jan 21, 2021
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