How to Recover Deleted Sticky Notes in Windows 10

Have you ever created any sticky note in Windows 10 but mistakenly delete it? If you have some important thing to do but you are afraid that you may forget it, you can create sticky notes on your computer which can remind you of the thing you want to do. It is very useful by create a sticky note on Windows 10 desktop to help you remember many significant events, but it is very annoying if you delete those sticky notes which was created to remind you of something important. How can you recover those important sticky notes after deleting mistakenly in Windows 10? This article will introduce free solution for deleted sticky notes recovery on Windows 10 without any software and also share a free data recovery tool for sticky note recovery on Windows 10.

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Situations to Delete Sticky Notes in Windows 10

It is very easy to delete a sticky note on Windows 10. You just need to click the "close (x)" button on the upper right of the sticky note and then you will get a confirm message to ask you whether you really want to delete the note. Sometimes, you may mistakenly click the "close (x)" button to delete the note because you think that you will close the sticky note after clicking this button. Or sometimes, you may delete it on purpose because you think it is no longer important but finally realize that you delete it wrong.

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When you delete sticky notes on any computer, it will not be moved to recycle bin. Therefore, you usually cannot restore accidentally deleted sticky notes from Windows 10 recycle bin.

How to Create a Sticky Note in Windows 10?

Sticky note was firstly used in Windows Vista, after which all Windows operating system like Windows 7, 8, 10 enable users to create sticky note easily. If you want to write down something important or interesting on a sticky note in Windows 10, you can follow the guide below:

Step1. Click "Start" button and type "sticky notes" in search box to open the sticky note.

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Step2. Click the "+" button so as to create a new sticky note.

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Step3. You can type information on the sticky note.

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Step4. Right click the sticky note in the taskbar and click "Close window" option to close the sticky note.

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Free Retrieve Deleted Sticky Notes on Windows 10 without Software

You are able to retrieve deleted sticky notes on Windows 10 without relying on any software. You just need to follow the steps below to restore any sticky note after accidentally deleting from Windows 10:

Step1. Press Windows and R keys together on the keyboard of you computer so as to launch the run dialog box.

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Step2. Type "%AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\" in the run dialog box.

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Step3. Find the StickyNotes (.SNT) file in Sticky Notes folder.

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Step4. Right click the .SNT file to open it with a supported program such as Microsoft Office sticky notes in word

After opening the note in word, you can see the content of the sticky note.

Free Software for Deleted Sticky Notes Restoring in Windows 10

If you feel it difficult to use method above to restore deleted sticky notes on your computer that runs Windows 10 OS, you can use data recovery software to get back what you need with ease. iCare Data Recovery is a free data recovery tool, which is able to work on Windows 10 platform to help restore any kind of data including sticky notes. Therefore, you can follow the steps below to rescue lost sticky notes after deleting on Windows 10:

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Step1. Free download and install the software on your computer. Run the software and select a proper scan mode.

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Step2. Choose the drive where you deleted the sticky notes and then wait the software to scan.

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Step3. Preview found notes and then recover them.

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