Recovering Sticky Notes on Mac

“Hi, I am facing a problem after losing Sticky Notes data. I was working on Sticky Notes and made some important notes about my internet banking details which I had registered just then and other credentials. While using it, my Mac system got turned off all of a sudden. I did not understand what the problem was. When I turned on Mac computer, I could not find the Sticky Notes which I was using. I checked the default location where the Notes would be stored, but the files were not there. I want those Sticky Notes back. Please help me out... Thanks in advance...”

You may get struck in situations like above in which Sticky Notes on Mac system may get lost. In case of loss, you can use Time Machine to restore the Sticky Notes. You need to select the restoration point when the Sticky Notes was saved. To do this, you need to follow the procedure as mentioned below:

  • Firstly, exit Sticky Notes and go to the default location of Sticky Notes under Mac Library
  • Then make a folder on desktop with name for example, “Restore Sticky Notes”
  • Open file location of Sticky Notes in Library, drag it by holding Alt-key and release it on the newly created folder, “Restore Sticky…”
  • Then in finder Window of Sticky Notes location, select “Preferences” and open Time Machine
  • Go to the date to which you want to restore Sticky Notes and click on “Recover”
  • Time Machine moves the old file to the current day’s folder
  • Choose ‘Yes’ when Finder asks you whether you want to overwrite the file
  • Log out the user and again log in to find the restored Sticky Notes

If this method fails to restore Sticky Notes, do not bother; you can retrieve Sticky Notes on Mac using file restoration software. Some of the scenarios in which Sticky Notes are lost are as given below. Read them and know when you need this software.

Scenarios in which Sticky Notes will be lost:

  • When OS is reinstalled, all files on Mac system volumes will be lost along with Sticky Notes which might be stored in default location or exported to any other drive on Mac
  • You may delete the Sticky Notes by mistake and Empty Trash on Macintosh system, which makes you to lose important data in it
  • If you format a volume with Sticky Notes,then they will be lost with all other files on Mac machine

There are many other reasons for loss of Sticky Notes; but you can retrieve them using the best recovery software like Yodot Mac File Recovery software on Mac OS X.

Sticky notes recovery software for Mac:

Sticky Notes on Mac OS X machines can be retrieved using Yodot Mac File Recovery software easily. It has simple user interface and powerful scanning mechanism that retrieve deleted or lost Apple keynote file, Library file, Music, Movies, Pictures and other default folders on Mac. Therefore, you are not away from your lost files anymore. You can get Sticky Notes as well as other file types such as Word files, PowerPoint files, excel sheets, PDF files, ZIP/RAR files, etc on Mac systems using this utility. If you want to check the recovery result, then there is a demo version of software available. It is compatible with Mac OS X Lion, Leopard, Snow Leopard, Mountain Lion and even the latest OS, Mavericks operating systems.

Steps to recover Sticky Notes on Mac:

  • Download Yodot Mac File Recovery software on Mac system
  • Install it and run to get main screen; select “Deleted File Recovery” or “Lost File Recovery” from the screen
  • Next screen provides the list of volumes present on both internal hard drive and externally connected drive on Mac. Select the one from which Sticky Notes are to be recovered; if default location of Sticky Notes need to be chosen, then click on hard drive icon and click on “Next”
  • Then select “Skip” option, the software starts scanning and displays the result in few minutes
  • You can view the result in “Data View” and “File Type View”
  • Search for Sticky Notes files and select them to save
  • Browse a location on an external drive of Mac and save them using “Save” option


  • Keep regular backup of essential files on Mac Time Machine
  • Make sure that you have copied files to external drive before formatting Mac volume or re-installing Mac OS X