Help restore dashboard stickies from timemachine

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  1. Sweener88 macrumors 6502

    Sweener88

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    Hi!

    I have a new mbp and after a few months of confirming i didnt need anything from my old mbp i formatted only to find out today (just my luck) thats the sticky notes i had in dashboard contained info i need! is there anyway to restore this? i have timemachine backups of my old mac but the physical old mbp is gone!! HELP!:confused:
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    On your Time Machine drive, find /harddrivename/Users/yourname/Library/Preferences, and copy widget-com.apple.widget.stickies.plist to the same location on your new computer drive. You'll probably have to log out and back in to update the stickies.
     
  3. Sweener88 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hi there! i tried this and logged out but it doesnt seem to have worked :confused: i can quickview it and read some of the txt but unfortunatly the notes have not been restored :(
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

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    Try copying com.apple.dashboard.plist as well. (Note: This will/should reset your Dashboard to how it appeared on your other computer.)
     

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