How to Retrieve Sticky Notes on Windows 8.1?

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“I use Sticky Notes to take some important notes on my computer running with Windows 8.1 Operating system. Today, I noted some important note about my banking detail in Sticky Note. However, while noting down few details, my Windows 8.1 system hanged and I had to forcefully shut it down to get back to normal condition. Again when I turned on the system, I didn't find the notes which I created. I checked complete hard drive, but could not find Sticky Notes. How to recover lost Sticky Notes from Windows 8.1 desktop? Thanks in advance!!!”

Sticky Notes is updated functionality and stand-alone program of 'Desktop Notes' on Windows systems. It was first introduced for Windows OS to note down reminders in easy and quick way. It is very useful and attractive application to keep reminding about things which user wish to perform. User can write many number of reminders notes like address, phone numbers, etc in required styles in Sticky Notes. Sticky Notes are saved in .snt file extension on computer. However, one may sometime get into trouble by losing Sticky Notes that holds important info.

Scenarios that causes Sticky Notes loss from Windows 8.1:

  • Deleting Sticky Notes file using Shift + Delete key will lead to permanent deletion of files
  • Unintentionally erasing Sticky Notes file while removing unwanted files from computer
  • While transferring your Sticky Note file to any external storage media, if any interruption occurs then it could result in loss of those Sticky Notes
  • Using unknown third party software for optimizing your Windows 8.1 system might cause deletion of Sticky Notes
  • If you format drive with Sticky Notes then those Notes will be lost along with other files on Windows 8.1 operating system

If above mentioned issues hassle you about missing or deletion of Sticky Notes on Windows 8.1 computer, then no need to worry about it. You can easily restore those lost Sticky Notes using trustworthy file recovery software.

Windows 8.1 Sticky Notes Recovery utility:

Yodot File Recovery is well-known tool to recover lost or deleted Sticky Notes from Windows 8.1 operating system. Its in-depth scanning technology can find deleted / lost files by file extension, file size, files name and other details to bring them back. Apart from Sticky Notes recovery, you can restore documents, basic media files, presentation files, compressed files, paint images and so on from Windows 8.1 system. Apart from computer, this utility can recover files from memory card, pen drive, portable hard drive, FireWire, SSD drive and so on. By performing appropriate file signature scan, you can recover Sticky Notes successfully. Along with Windows 8.1 operating system, this tool can regain Sticky Notes from Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2003 and Windows Server 2008 OS based computer.

Procedure to restore Sticky Notes from Windows 8.1 system:

Note: If you have lost or deleted Sticky Notes files from removable device, then connect it to Windows 8.1 system

  • Download and install Yodot File Recovery application on Windows 8.1 desktop
  • Install the software and follow the instructions on-screen
  • From main screen, you will get two options like 'Deleted File Recovery' and ' Lost File Recovery'
  • Select either of the required option and proceed 'Next'
  • On next screen, the software will show list of drives present in Windows 8.1 PC
  • Now select the drive from where you have to restore Sticky Notes files
  • After scanning the selected partition, this utility shows all recoverable files from it
  • Mark required files from the list using 'File Type View' or 'Data View' options, which you have to rescue and hit on 'Next' button
  • Finally browse for new desired destination location to save retrieved files on Windows 8.1 system but not on the same drive

Useful Points to Remember:

  • Keep back up of important data from Sticky Notes in Word file or Notepad
  • Check twice before deleting multiple files using Shift Delete keys
  • Make sure that you use reliable anti-virus application to avoid virus attack
  • Avoid abrupt removal of any external device while transfer process

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