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I got a Windows 7 computer for Christmas and I like the Sticky Notes application. But twice now, the sticky notes have disappeared after an automatic Windows Update. I managed to navigate system restore and recover them, but it was a pain.

The update seems to be deleting StikyNot.exe, but I haven't been able to find any info on why.
Has anyone else experienced this? Any ideas how to prevent it from happening again?

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System Restore only restores the Registry, it does not restore deleted files. It'd be surprising an update deletes the executable and a System Restore puts it back. – Snark Mar 5 '10 at 13:45
Thanks, that's good to know – Chris Hulan Mar 25 '10 at 16:30

I do not know why this is happening, but you can backup the Windows 7 Sticky Notes by backing up this file to another location :
%AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes.snt
which is normally:
C:\Users\<user-name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes.snt.

You may have to show hidden/system files via the Folder Options.

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Thanks but the data has been OK, so far. I probably should look into backing it up... – Chris Hulan Jan 19 '10 at 16:06

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