Convert Windows 7 Sticky Notes to Windows 10 Sticky Notes

Starting with Windows 10 version 1607 “Anniversary Update” the classic version of Sticky Notes was replaced with a Universal(UWP) app with close integration with Cortana and Search. It is possible to convert classic Sticky Notes from Windows 7, Windows 8 or an older Windows 10 release to the new format.
The Sticky Notes modern app (UWP) stores the data in a database file named plum.sqlite. The classic Sticky Notes app stores them in the file StickyNotes.snt in the following folder:

%AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes

It is possible to covert classic Sticky Notes to the new format.

How to convert Windows 7 Sticky Notes to Windows 10 Sticky Notes

Close the new Sticky Notes app. Open File Explorer and go to this folder:


New Sticky Notes Folder
Create a new folder named ‘Legacy’.

Create Legacy Folder

Under the Legacy folder, copy your StickyNotes.snt file from the previous app version, and rename it to ThresholdNotes.snt.

Convert Windows 7 Sticky Notes To Windows 10 Sticky Notes

Start the new Sticky Notes app. The app will reads the .snt file from the Legacy folder and convert its contents to the file format automatically.

Stickynotes Convert To Windows 10 Format

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17 thoughts on “Convert Windows 7 Sticky Notes to Windows 10 Sticky Notes”

  1. this worked for me

    to fix Issue with sticky notes in Windows 10 Version.1709

    Close Sticky Notes.
    Go to PC Settings > System > Apps & Features > Sticky Notes > Advanced Options > Reset. All app data will be deleted.
    Do not open Sticky Notes app now.
    Navigate to %LOCALAPPDATA%\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbw\LocalState
    Create Folder within \LocalState called “Legacy”
    Copy the Notes.snt to the Legacy folder and rename it “ThresholdNotes.snt”
    Start Sticky Notes.
    All notes will now appear!!!

    1. opps correction…

      Go to PC Settings > Apps & Features > Sticky Notes > Advanced Options > Reset. All app data will be deleted.

      Not PC Settings > System > Apps & Features

      1. sorry should’ve edited this better, I just copied and pasted from another website…

        %LOCALAPPDATA% is equal to…


  2. The reset worked, after I did it right. I should be added, that the folder:


    should be completely empty except for the Legacy/ThresholdNotes.snt folder/file, after the reset and before openning the app for the first time. After I did that, it worked.

    As an aside, for some strange reason I could not find the app under “Sticky”, but found it under “Kurznotizen”, the German name for it, even though it is an English version of Windows 10. Since I live in Germany, use a German keyboard, etc., somehow it seemed to just go for the German. If you don’t find “Sticky Notes ” in your Apps and Features, check the name that is associated with the icon.

    Thanks for rescuing my notes!

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