Windows 7: Restore Sticky Notes’ Delete prompt window

   Posted February 24, 2011 by Lê Hoàng in Windows

When you delete a Sticky Note in Windows 7, a small window will pop up and ask you if you are sure to delete the note. If you check the box that says “Don’t display this message again” to get rid of the window, that prompt will never appear again. If you selected this by accident, these directions will show you how to correct it via registry.

The Delete prompt window of Sticky Notes with the “Don’t display this message again” option which will likely be checked:

Here is how to restore it back:

1. Press Winkey+R.

2. Type in Regedit and hit Enter to access Registry Editor.

3. Nevigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Applets\StickyNotes and double click on PROMP_ON_DELETE key on the right side.

4. Change the value data from 0 to 1 and hit OK.

5. It should take effect immediately. If not, restart your computer.


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  • fishhead

    How can I get sticky note completely off my computer? A blank sticky note shows up on the desktop on each start up and is most annoying.


    • Anonymous


      You don’t need to completeply remove it from your system. Just remove it from the Startup folder (Win key + R to open Run -> type in msconfig -> Switch to Startup tab -> uncheck Microsoft Windows Operating System (command C:…..System32StikyNot.exe)

      Hope this helps 🙂

      • GarnetMum

        > Hi. I tried unchecking the sticky notes command from my startup folder because I didn’t want my sticky notes to appear on start up for everyone to see. I wanted to be able to start them up independently from my task bar. But the next time I started up my computer it was back in the folder checked and unchecked. Any ideas how to get round this?