How to resolve Sticky Notes fails to reopen after accidentally closing it

Sticky Notes is a built-in Windows application that mimics the paper notes that users often stick on their screens. While it is available in almost all classic versions of Windows, it has become a modern application in Windows 10.

Previously, Sticky Notes didn’t have a backup or archiving feature, which meant that if a note was deleted, it was lost forever. However, with the latest update, which is Windows 10, you can let Sticky Notes sync all of your data to Microsoft’s cloud platform.

In addition to Sticky Notes, you can also enable data synchronization for text files in text editors such as Notepad, MS Word, etc. If you accidentally deleted notepad files from your Windows 10 computer, you can use various methods available online to recover deleted notepad files from Windows 10.

In this article by Techquack, we will look at several possible methods to recover, backup, and restore Sticky Notes on the Windows platform.

What is the reason why Sticky Notes doesn’t reopen when you accidentally close it?

What is the reason why Sticky Notes doesn't reopen when you accidentally close it?

You can delete or lose sticky notes due to careless use, or delete them yourself, but later realize that they are important to you. And sometimes a system update or crash also causes problems with sticky notes disappearing in Windows 10.

If you didn’t enable Sync Now for your sticky notes and accidentally deleted some of them, there are other solutions to recover your data. Sometimes data loss can occur due to damaged or corrupted sectors on your hard drives. In such cases, you need to look for resources that can help you recover damaged sectors on your Windows 10 computer.

Whatever the reason, you can use the following ways to recover sticky notes.

Here’s how to solve a problem where sticky notes don’t reopen after accidentally closing them

Here's how to solve a problem where sticky notes don't reopen after accidentally closing them

Reopening a closed sticky note in Windows 10

If you’ve closed an open sticky note and want to reopen it, do the following:

  1. Open the Sticky Notes app and view your list of notes.
  2. If only one note is displayed when you open the app, tap or tap the ellipsis icon (…) in the upper right corner of the note, and then tap or tap “List of Notes”.
  3. Scroll through the list of notes or find your note.
  4. Touch or double-click the note to open it again.
  5. You can also tap or tap the ellipsis icon (…), then tap or tap “Open Note.

Your list of sticky notes may have disappeared because the app was closed while there was only one note left open. So, when you open the app again, you’ll only see one note on the screen. To make the list of notes available, use the following tip.

  1. If you see only one note when you open the app, tap or tap the ellipse icon (…) in the top right corner of the note.
  2. Touch or tap the “List of Notes”.
  3. Scroll through the list of notes or find your note.

It’s important to note that you can’t currently make Sticky Notes stay in the foreground of other apps. However, you can pin Sticky Notes to the Windows taskbar to instantly display a list of notes or quickly create a new note. To do this, when Sticky Notes is open, right-click the icon on the taskbar and select “Pin to Taskbar”.

Frequently Asked Questions

The best chance to recover the data is to go to C:\Users<UserName>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes, right-click on sticky notes. snt and select Restore previous versions. This will retrieve the file from the last restore point if any.

  1. In the Preferences window, click Apps and Features on the left side of the Preferences pane.
  2. In the Sticky Notes Options window, scroll down and click "Restore" to restore Sticky Notes.
  3. Wait a while, as this process only takes a minute.
  4. A Powershell window will open.

  1. Go to Windows 10 PC "Settings" > "System" > left "Applications and Features".
  2. Find your "Sticky Notes" app and click on "Advanced Options".
  3. In the pop-up window, click "Reset".

  1. Open File Explorer and copy: %AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes. snt in the address bar.
  2. Find and open the sticky notes. snt file using Notepad, Microsoft Word, or Wordpad;
  3. View and search for lost notes.