Windows 10 Sticky Notes Location

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Windows 10 Sticky Notes Location

Sticky notes is one of the most popular applications of Windows OS from the day when the Microsoft released Windows XP first edition. Following the tradition, it is part of Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8/8.1 and now is the recently launched Windows 10.

The purpose of adding this program to Windows operating system is to offer a note taking and to-do list app to users so that they can write quick notes right on the desktop.

No doubt Sticky notes is an essential program of the Windows 10 operating system, but lots of users find it difficult to launch this file because they are confused about Windows 10 Sticky Notes location. And if you’re reading this post, then chances are high that you’re one out of them. Right? Don’t worry!

By keeping this thing in mind, I decided to cover this post in which you will find out sticky notes location in Windows 10

Windows 10 Sticky Notes Location

Starting with Windows 10 Anniversary Update, the Microsoft has replaced classic sticky notes app with modern sticky note app. The company has integrated with Cortana app and Start menu search so that users can add more contextual information to their notes.

Whether you’ve upgraded to Windows 10 Anniversary update or running the build older build one of the easiest ways to launch Sticky Notes in Windows 10 is by searching the application in Start menu search bar and when it appears in the search results simply click to open it.

windows 10 sticky notes

But there are other sticky notes location in Windows 10 too which you can use in case Windows 10 Start button is not working.

Windows 10 Classic Sticky Notes Location

Talking about the location of Classic Sticky Notes files location in Windows 10 it is a part of Windows Accessories and users can find it by going to

Windows 10 Classic Sticky Notes Location

Click on the Start button -> Windows Accessories -> Sticky Notes

And the shortcut for this application available at the following path:

C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Accessories

Sticky notes also have main program file named as StikyNote.exe which you can find under following locations:


The classic Sticky notes program had .snt file extension and saved at the following locations

C:\Users\Username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes.snt

Sticky notes StickyNotes.snt file in windows 10
Showing screenshot from Windows 7 to give an idea how it looks like

Tip: StickyNotes.snt file play an important role in backing up and restoring Sticky Notes in Windows 10. You need to copy the file to another location to back up and reverse the process to restore.

But before restoring the backup file make sure Sticky Note app is not running. You can check it under Task Manager

sticky notes running in windows 10 background

Note: To navigate to the following location, make sure you have enabled Hidden items option available under View tab in File Explorer. Learn how to view hidden files in Windows 10

Windows 10 Sticky Notes Location ( Anniversary Update 1607)

But users who have upgraded to Anniversary update of Windows 10 1607 will not find Sticky Notes in above-discussed location because it is replaced with modern Sticky Note app available at the new location.

Sticky Notes Location Windows 10 Anniversary Update 1607

Click on the Start button -> In Start menu, navigate to app start with S alphabet. Here you will find out Sticky Notes modern app.

Alternatively, If you have enabled Windows Ink Workspace, then you can also open Sticky Notes right from its interface. For that, you need to click on Windows Ink Workspace system icon available in the Notification area.

sticky notes in windows ink workspace

At the top of its window, you will see Sticky notes. Simply click to launch it.

The modern Sticky notes application has a plum.sqlite file extension and saved at the following locations:


Copy-paste the following path in the File Explorer address bar and hit Enter.

sticky notes plum.sqlite file in windows 10

Like discussed above, you can copy this file to another location to backup your sticky notes. After that paste the same file in this location to restore Sticky notes files.

Make sure Sticky note application is not running in the background. You can check it in Task Manager just like discussed above.

Related Reading – Where is Windows Store Fonts Stored in Windows 10

So in this article, you learn everything you need to know about the Windows 10 Sticky Notes locations. I hope you find this article useful. Let me know your thoughts in the comments.

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One Reply to “Windows 10 Sticky Notes Location”

  1. Hi Viney,
    just reading your post about sticky Notes location in Windows 10 … I would like to start (launch) that programm not using mouse but with keyboard shortcut ( I use many shortcut-combinations to start programs with a small tool: – clavier.exe )
    Thanks for advice or hint
    best regards from Germany

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