How to import Sticky Notes from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Most of us are familiar with the classic Sticky Notes which are present in Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, and up to Windows 10 v1511. However, In Windows 10 v1607 and later, Microsoft decided to convert the legacy Sticky Notes program to a UWP app, and this is what we are using currently on Windows 10.

Import Sticky Notes from Windows 7 to Windows 10

Import Sticky Notes from Windows 7 to Windows 10

If you are a Windows 7 or Windows 8 user and planning to move to Windows 10, you may want to migrate or import your classic Sticky Notes from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The classic Sticky Notes store the data in a .snt file, whereas the current Sticky Notes app stores the data in a .sqlite file. This post will show you how to convert old Sticky Notes StickyNotes.snt data file to the new Sticky Notes plum.sqlite data file so that you can continue to use the Windows 7 legacy Sticky Notes on Windows 10 Sticky Notes UWP app as well.

1] Convert StickyNotes.snt to plum.sqlite

To convert old Sticky Notes StickyNotes.snt data file to the new Sticky Notes plum.sqlite format do the following:

On your Windows 10 machine, close Sticky Notes.

Now open Settings > Apps > Sticky Notes > Advanced Options. Press the Reset button. The app will be reset to default, and all app data will be deleted as well.

Do not open the Sticky Notes app now. Instead, open File Explorer and navigate to the following folder:


Here you will see StickyNotes.snt file. Rename it to ThresholdNotes.snt.

NOTE: If the Legacy folder does not exist, you will need to create this folder here in the LocalState folder and then place the StickyNotes.snt file from your older Windows system here in the Legacy folder. Hopefully, you will have copied or backed up this StickyNotes.snt file from your earlier system.

Now start the Sticky Notes app. The data in the .snt file will be automatically transferred to a new .sqlite data file.

2] Remove Sticky Notes & reinstall it

Open an elevated PowerShell prompt:

First, run:

Get-AppxPackage -Allusers | Select "PackageFullName"

Note down the Sticky note package fullname

Then run:

Remove-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_3.0.118.0_x64__8wekyb3d8bbwe

Make sure that you include your Sticky Note package fullname.

Reboot the PC

Visit Microsoft Store, search for, and install Sticky Notes.

Do not open the app, but first go to:


Here create a folder Legacy if it does not exist.

Now copy your Stickynotes.snt file into the new Legacy folder and rename it to ThresholdNotes.snt.

Now open Sticky Notes app and see.

This post has been made based on some suggestions posted here and here on Technet.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, 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.