Anybody know how to restore text from stickies?

Discussion in 'Mac Applications and Mac App Store' started by terryblyth, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. macrumors regular

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    #1
    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 :p

    Once I've done that, I can re-format my external HD and use it to do a total backup of my "new" machine.
     
  2. macrumors newbie

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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
     
  3. macrumors member

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    #3
    Stickies database is in your /Library/StickiesDatabase :)
     
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    That is for the application Stickies

    For the widget Stickies you need

    /Users/username/Library/Preferences/widget-com.apple.widget.stickies.plist
     
  5. thread starter macrumors regular

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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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