Sticky Notes has always been a convenient tool for anyone who needs to take notes quickly and pin them to the desktop for quick reference. Where are Sticky Notes stored Windows 10? This tutorial from MiniTool Partition Wizard tells you about it. Besides that, you can know how to back up and restore Sticky Notes in Windows 10.

Once you write down new notes, Sticky Notes will automatically save them for you even if you forget to save the changes. However, if there are some problems with your computer that lead the notes to be lost, cannot be opened, or cannot be used at all, you can backup and restore them.

But before that, you need to know where Sticky Notes are stored in Windows 10. Please keep reading this article to know about it.

Where Are Sticky Notes Stored Windows 10?

Sticky Notes is a Windows app that stores all data in a database named plum.sqlite, and any text you store in this database is available. So where are Sticky Notes stored Windows 10?

Since Sticky Notes saves notes in a hidden folder in the user directory, to find Sticky Notes, you need to show hidden files first.

1. Open File Explorer, and navigate to the View > Show/hide > Hidden items option.

select the Hidden items option

2. Click on the address bar and copy & paste this address: %UserProfile%AppDataLocalPackagesMicrosoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbweLocalState. And then press Enter.

3. It will display the Stick Notes folder location and all files. And you find the database file named plum.sqlite.

Note: The default storage path for Windows Sticky Notes is: C:UsersusernameAppDataRoamingMicrosoftSticky Notes. You can access drives and folders in sequence. Sticky Notes file extensions may be different on different operating systems: StickyNotes.snt is most suitable for Windows 8.1/8/7; plum.sqlite is mainly used for Windows 10.

Sometimes, you may accidentally delete or even lose your notes due to operating system crashes, computer restarts, and other reasons. You must find a way to recover accidentally deleted notes. However, if you have a backup of your lost notes, you can immediately retrieve the lost notes within a short period of time.

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Back up Sticky Notes

The following will show you how to effectively back up Sticky Notes in Windows 10.

Step 1: Open the Run dialog using Windows + R.

Step 2: Type the path below and click OK to open the Sticky Notes file location:


Step 3: Right-click to copy all the files (most importantly, the database files namely, plum.sqlite, plum.sqlite-shm, and plum.aqlite-wal) to another safe location, such as an external hard drive or flash drive. In Windows 10 versions earlier than 1809, you may see only plum.sqlite.

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Restore Sticky Notes from Backup copy

If you copy the sticky notes file to another location or device as a backup, follow the steps here to restore it.

Step 1: Connect the device to your PC.

Step 2: Open the Sticky Notes location on your computer.

Step 3: Copy all the files from your backup folder and paste them into the Sticky Notes folder.

After that, you can open the Sticky Notes app, and you should be able to view and check your notes again.

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Bottom Line

Now we have reached the end of this article. In this article, we introduce to you where Sticky Notes are stored Windows 10 and how to backup and restore them. Do you have any questions about this content? If you have any questions, please leave them in the comment zone and we will try to answer them as soon as possible.

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