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How to: Back Up Your Sticky Notes
Just like any other critical information on your computer, you may also have placed very important information in your Sticky Notes. The application that Sticky Notes are created in is called Stickies and it can be located in your Applications folder. The app is free and comes preinstalled with OS X.
The Stickies app is capable of holding almost any content provided you can drag and drop or cut, copy, and paste the content.
When you close a Sticky Note, you will be asked if you want to save it. This works like any other application whereby you will select exactly where you want the note saved. If you haven’t saved the content to a file, or have added new content then closed the app, the information will be stored in a central file on your Mac.
To access this file go to the Finder and click on the Go drop down menu in the Menu Bar. When the drop down menu has expanded press the Option key, on your keyboard. This will present the hidden Library folder. Simply select the Library folder and once open you will notice a single document amungst folders that is named StickiesDatabase.
Simply make sure you include this file in your backup process. If you ever need to reinstate the file simply locate it on your backup drive, and copy and paste or drag and drop it back to the Library folder.