Anybody know how to restore text from stickies?

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

  1. terryblyth macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Walton-on-Thames, UK
    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. gurglekeg macrumors newbie

    Feb 17, 2008
    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. coolbits macrumors member

    Nov 1, 2006
    Stickies database is in your /Library/StickiesDatabase :)
  4. xUKHCx Administrator emeritus


    Jan 15, 2006
    The Kop
    That is for the application Stickies

    For the widget Stickies you need

  5. terryblyth thread starter macrumors regular

    Jan 19, 2008
    Walton-on-Thames, UK
    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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