I know that Microsoft Sticky Notes are stored on Windows 10 in %AppData%\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe

I have a StickyNotes.snt file from my Windows 7 computer. How do I import it to Sticky Notes on Windows 10?

  • Have you tried putting the file in the same location?
    – Burgi
    Oct 24, 2016 at 12:57

1 Answer 1

  1. On your Windows 7 machine, navigate to the following folder:

    %AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes

  2. Save the StickyNotes.snt file found within to an external backup device.

  3. On your Windows 10 machine, close all instances of Sticky Notes and open the following folder:


  4. Create a new subfolder named Legacy within that folder.

  5. Inside the Legacy folder, restore your StickyNotes.snt file and rename it ThresholdNotes.snt.

  6. When you start the Sticky Notes app, your legacy content will be imported automatically:

    Sticky Notes

Windows 7: Sticky Notes - Backup and Restore
Microsoft Sticky Notes Importing Legacy Sticky Notes
Backup and Restore Sticky Notes in Windows 10

  • i found this simple solution tech-recipes.com/rx/9309/… Jul 10, 2017 at 11:21
  • Works very well. Imported notes from Windows-7 to Windows-10
    – C--
    Nov 16, 2017 at 13:35
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    I was not able to achieve this even after following the steps mentioned here. The problem was that I had already opened Sticky Notes one time. I had to close the app, reset it from Settings --> Apps --> Sticky Notes --> Advanced Options --> Reset. This will basically make the LocalState folder empty. Then I have copied Threshold.snt file in Legacy folder(created manually) & started app. It worked.
    – RAS
    Jan 8, 2019 at 7:39
  • For me I didn't have Advanced Options (Windows 10 1903) -- But it worked by instead deleteing the files in the folder and only keeping the Legacy folder :)
    – Yo Ludke
    Nov 9, 2019 at 16:30

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