Windows 7: How to Import and Export Sticky Notes

   Posted November 4, 2010 by Lê Hoàng in Windows 7

Sticky Notes is a very useful feature in Windows 7. For users who work on multiple computers, importing and exporting the notes can be very helpful. These directions will show how to do it.

If you love Sticky Notes, this tech-recipe will show you how to easily share them between multiple computers.

On first computer:

1. Go to C:\Users\Your user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes and copy StickyNotes.snt

2. You can store the StickyNotes.snt on your USB.

On second computer:

1. Copy the StickyNotes.snt file on your USB.

2. Go to C:\Users\Your user name\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes (if you can’t find the Sticky Notes folder, creat one) and paste the file there.

3. Launch Sticky Notes and you will have all your notes there.


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  • Michelle_S

    Thanks! It’s helpful.

    • Anonymous

      Thank you 😀

      Glad we could help 😉

  • agentii de pariuri

    hanks for sharing her story, it was so funny –

  • Jess

    This was of absolute no help with my problem. My motherboard crashed & my comp. tech was able to save the sticky notes, however I have them in a CD & tried to open it with a different computer & I could not open it. I also don’t know what program to open it with (since the comp. asked me) & to top it off, I chose to try & open it with Word & the text of the notes got encoded & the options given to decode it, are useless.

    • Blackfin

      @Jess Hey moron, You might want to read again the instructions. Copy the file to the said directory and run sticky note. Not open it with some other program.

  • Ralk

    Thanks! It was helpful for me.
    Maybe you have to put the step of “Show hidden files, folders, and drives.” because I didn’t have it and I didn’t found the filder “AppData’. but after configurated that, i found it.

  • Muthuswamy

    Thanks. The solution worked very well.