Sticky Notes is a light and easy-to-use widget by Microsoft that is very useful in taking down quick notes on your computer. The widget hovers over your screen at all times, and you can quickly access it whenever you want to make a brief note. As convenient as it may be to use, there is always a risk of losing the notes you made. In this article, we show you the top 3 ways to recover deleted Sticky Notes in Windows 10.
Check Deleted Items Folder in Outlook
Microsoft saves Sticky Notes in a local folder on your computer and makes an online backup as well, storing it in your Microsoft account. The backup can be accessed through your Outlook account.
Simply log in to Outlook and visit the Deleted Items folder. All your previously deleted Sticky Notes will be saved there.
Restore Sticky Notes to a Previous Version
Restoring Sticky Notes to an older version can recover any recent files you may have deleted. There are a couple of ways of restoring an older version. The easiest way is to right-click on the Sticky Notes icon and go to the Properties window. Once you’re there, click on the ‘Previous Versions’ and select the version you want. Your deleted files will reappear once you’ve applies the changes.
Use Data Recovery Software
If the two methods mentioned above do not work, you may have to use data recovery software to restore your lost Sticky Notes. A data recovery software performs a deep scan of your hard drive and looks for deleted files that your OS cannot see. Once the scan is completed, it gives you the option to restore the deleted files.
Disk Drill is one such data recovery software that you can employ to recover Sticky Notes. Once you’ve downloaded Disk Drill, open it and search the drive that contains Sticky Notes for lost data. Once the scan is complete, review the lost items and search for plum.sqlite. This is the file within which Sticky Notes stores its data. Once the file is restored you will recover all lost notes.
These three methods of data recovery will have you covered if you ever accidentally delete Sticky Notes. It is always a good idea to backup your data online so you don’t have to worry about situations like this. You can turn on automatic backup in Windows, and it will periodically make backups of your data.
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