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Old Feb 16, 2008, 07:13 PM   #1
terryblyth
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Anybody know how to restore text from stickies?

Hi guys/gals,

I recently upgraded the hard drive on my MacBook. I've re-installed all my apps, transferred my documents, but totally forgot to jot down the info on about six of the dashboard stickies.

Is there a way to restore this from my old hard drive? (I've got everything on Time Machine). It seems a lot of effort to swap the hard drives again just for that

Once I've done that, I can re-format my external HD and use it to do a total backup of my "new" machine.
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 07:43 AM   #2
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Same problem

I ran into a similar problem and cannot find where "stickies" are saved. If you find out could you please respond to the thread. Thanks

Last edited by Mitthrawnuruodo; Feb 17, 2008 at 07:54 AM. Reason: No need to quote the entire first post...
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 07:51 AM   #3
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Stickies database is in your /Library/StickiesDatabase
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 07:54 AM   #4
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Stickies database is in your /Library/StickiesDatabase
That is for the application Stickies

For the widget Stickies you need

/Users/username/Library/Preferences/widget-com.apple.widget.stickies.plist
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Old Feb 17, 2008, 08:34 AM   #5
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That did it, thanks very much

I wasn't able to restore them just by replacing the file, but by opening it up in TextEdit it's easy to see what was there.

Thanks to all those that helped!
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