Have you accidentally deleted your sticky notes? Wondering whether there is a way to recover it? Don’t worry. Here I am going to explain an easy and simple way to recover deleted sticky notes in Windows computer.
What Are Sticky Notes?
Sticky notes is one of the native windows utility app like paint, word, notepad, etc. Using Sticky notes you can take any kind of notes quickly. Also you can pin the sticky notes wherever you want even on your desktop. It also lets you to customize the look of each note, ie., you can change the fonts size, background color and much more.
Deleting the sticky notes is as easy as creating a new one. You simply have to click on the “X” mark on the top right corner of the sticky notes window and it will be deleted. That’s why it is quite easy to delete a sticky note unintentionally.
Well let’s find out the tutorial with step by step instructions for recovering deleted sticky notes in your Windows computer.
Steps To Recover Deleted Sticky Notes:
Step 1: To get started, first you need to open the Sticky Notes folder in your windows explorer. To open, press “win + R” on your keyboard.
Step 2: This will open up the Run command as shown below. Now you have to type the path mentioned below without quotations in your Run box and hit “Enter”.
Step 3: Once done, the sticky notes folder will open up. In this folder, you may find .SNT file extension of the sticky notes.
Step 4: Right click on the file and open the file with some native text editors like “Word”.
Note: Double Clicking on the file will not open the file since windows is not associated with the default program to open .snt extension.
Step 5: In the “File Conversion” Window make sure that the Encoding type is selected as “Windows (Default)” and click “OK”.
Step 6: This will successfully open the sticky notes in word and you can find the actual deleted content at the end of the document.
That’s it. Now you have successfully recovered deleted Sticky Notes in your Windows computer. Using this method you can restore deleted sticky notes in Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP coputers.
To avoid deleting sticky notes accidentally, you can customize its options to enable “Delete Confirmation” pop-up. If you don’t know the exact steps to enable the “Delete Confirmation” pop-up, follow the tutorial given below.
Steps To Enable Delete Confirmation For Sticky Notes:
Step 1: Open the “Run” box by pressing “Win + R” on your keyboard, and type “regedit” in the Run box and hit “Enter” to open the Registry Editor window.
Step 2: In the left side pane go to
HKEY_CURRENT_USER -> Software -> Microsoft -> Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Applets -> StickyNotes
Step 3: To enable Delete confirmation for sticky notes, double click on the DWORD value PROMPT_ON_DELETE in the right pane and change the value from 0 to 1.
That’s it. From now on, if you click on the click on close button in sticky notes it will prompt you to confirm the deletion.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let us know in the comments section below.