Sticky Notes Not Working After Windows 10 1903 Update

 
 

Sticky Notes Not Working After Windows 10 1903 Update

Overview: Are you facing a difficult time opening Sticky Notes on Windows 10? There are many Windows 10 users who are facing different issues with Sticky Notes, please follow the troubleshooting steps mentioned in this article to fix Sticky Notes on Windows 10.

So, let’s start with the real user’s practical scenarios!

Scenario 1: Sticky Notes Not Working

Sticky Notes has (for a day or two now) not been displaying when I open the program. I am using Windows 10 on my laptop. The icon still appears on the taskbar, and when I hover over this with the cursor, it still displays a preview of a handful of notes, so I think perhaps it is still there, but just not displaying. Regardless, the actual notes themselves do not appear on the desktop when I click on the program or when I right-click the icon and click “add a note” either. I record some important information using this program and would very much like to retrieve it, so any help is appreciated!

Source: Microsoft Community

Scenario 2: Only Some of My Sticky Notes Will Open on Start-up

After a recent update, I had to recover all but one of my Sticky Notes form the ‘list of notes’ (approximate translation; my operating language is German). Since then only some of them will re-open upon starting up my PC in the morning and I have to once more recover the rest from the ‘list of notes’. This includes having to resize them, as each missing one takes up about half of my screen when re-opened. Further, the app’s icon on the task bar has an orange hue to it until I’ve clicked every Sticky Note once. I really don’t fancy starting all of my workdays with those two annoyances from now on.

Source: Microsoft Community

Like the above users, there are multiple Windows 10 users who are facing a problem with Sticky Notes, let’s go ahead and fix this.

Step 1: Backup Sticky Notes Data

While troubleshooting you may lose all the Sticky Notes Data, so before performing any steps, Backup your Sticky Notes Data to some other folder or external drive.

You can find the Sticky Notes Backup file in the path mentioned below:

C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe\LocalState

Sticky Notes Backup

Select and copy all the files and paste it to some other folder or location.

If you do not find Appdata folder or any folder, it might be hidden, so go View option in file explorer and put a check on Hidden items

check hidden folder in file explorer

To restore the data after the troubleshooting, navigate to the same path mentioned above and paste all the copied files back to the LocalState. once restore is done, open sticky notes, you should be able to get all the data back. Please note this is not 100 percent guaranteed.

Step 2: Run Windows App Troubleshooter

Press Windows + I on the keyboard and open Windows 10 Settings, go to Update & Security and then select Troubleshoot, find Windows Store Apps on the right side, select it and click on Run the troubleshooter.

Windows Store Apps Troubleshooter

Check your Sticky Notes now, if not resolved, follow the next step.

Step 3: Reset Microsoft Store

Type wsreset in Windows search box and click on wsreset run command to reset Microsoft store, the reset may take few seconds, so wait until Microsoft store opens up.

wsreset

Now try using sticky notes, in case the issue still persists, move on to the next step.

Step 4: Reset Sticky Notes

Press Windows + I on the keyboard and open Windows 10 Settings, go to Apps and then select App & features, find Sticky Notes in the list of apps and click on Advanced options.

sticky notes advanced options in apps and feature

On this window, you will find a Reset option, click on it to reset Sticky Notes.

reset sticky notes

Step 5: Uninstall and Reinstall Sticky Notes

If none of the steps fix the Sticky Notes, uninstall Sticky Notes and try reinstalling it.

Press Windows + I on the keyboard and open Windows 10 Settings, go to Apps and then select App & features, find Sticky Notes in the list of apps and click on Uninstall.

You can also uninstall it using PowerShell command, type PowerShell in Windows search box, make a right-click on Windows PowerShell and click on Run as administrator.

Copy and paste the below command in Windows PowerShell to uninstall it.

Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes | Remove-AppxPackage

Now Copy and paste the below command in Windows PowerShell to reinstall it.

Get-AppxPackage –allusers Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml”}

Or you can reinstall Sticky Notes from Microsoft Store. Sticky Notes should now run without any issue on your PC. If the issue still persists then try updating Windows 10.

Wrap Up

I hope the troubleshooting provided in this post helped you to fix Sticky Notes on your PC, leave a comment below in case you have any question.



 
 
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