Disable or Enable Windows 10 Sticky Notes Delete Confirmation Prompt

The Sticky Notes in Windows 10/8/7 allows you to pin your notes and reminders to your desktop. Its a very useful feature and there is a lot you can do with it. Sometimes, you may want to delete an old sticky note. To do so, you click on the ‘x’. Now when you do that to delete a Sticky Note in Windows 10/8/7, you are prompted for confirmation. You have to click on yes and proceed. If you check the Don’t display this message again check box, to stop future prompts, you will not be prompted again the next time you delete a sticky note. But what if you decide later on that you’d rather have the prompt back? There is no way the Windows UI allows you to do it easily in Windows 7/8 – but only Windows 10 v1809 allows you to do it easily!

Windows Sticky Notes delete confirmation prompt

Re-enable Windows Sticky Notes delete confirmation prompt

This post will show you how to turn on, turn off, re-enable the Sticky Notes Delete Confirmation warning box in Windows 10/8/7, using its Settings, Registry Editor or FixWin.

1] Windows 10 v1809 introduces an easy way in Sticky Notes v3.

Sticky Notes delete confirmation prompt


Just go to the Sticky Notes Settings and toggle the switch against Confirm before deleting.

In Windows 7, Windows 8.1, and earlier versions of Windows 10 if you wish to re-enable it back, then there are two ways you can re-enable the delete confirmation prompt.

1] Use our freeware FixWin Utility.

2] KB971605 says: Edit the registry. Open regedit and navigate to the following key:


Double-click the PROMPT_ON_DELETE registry entry, in the right panel.

In Value box, type 00000001 & then click OK. Exit.

If you are a regular Windows 10/8/7 sticky notes user, you might find these Sticky Notes tips & tricks to use, format, backup and restore handy.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.


  1. Jacy Blaze

    how do you open the registry?

  2. Type regedit in start search and hit Enter. But make sure you create a system restore point first.

  3. Kylie

    I have tried the fix-it tool which didn’t work. So I made the amendments myself in regedit and it still does not work. Do I need to restart my computer for this to take effect? or should it be immediate?

  4. Please restart your PC and see if it helps.

  5. Shilpa Mehta

    Thanks….It works 🙂 🙂

  6. Shilpa Mehta

    Can you please help me in recovering the deleted notes? I tried restoring .snt file. But it didn’t work.

  7. Kiran kumar

    you can recover your deleted files using Partition Recovery.

  8. Eranna S

    Worked. Very Helpfull

  9. Sam Kowald

    Great article Thank you 🙂

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