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Jan 26, 2010

how to synchronize sticky notes in windows 7

do you like sticky notes?  when i heard about it, the concept seemed pretty hokey to me.  there are an assortment of ways to capture notes on the desktop.  notepad, remember the milk, outlook, etc.  i thought i’d give it a try to see if i could capture random, short-lived things that you tend to quickly forget.

imageas it turns out, it worked – and i’m hooked.  i don’t just like sticky notes, i love sticky notes.  i keep notes for new music i want to explore later, short errands to run, and topics i want to look further Live_Mesh[1]into later.

the one short coming is that i can’t sync the notes.  i’m sure there are an assortment of ways to making this magic happen, but i decided to use a service i’ve been using for awhile: live mesh.

now really, all you have to know is the path where sticky notes keeps all its information:

C:\Users\<your user profile name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes


there’s a file called stickynotes.snt.  when synchronized, this file carries all the information from your sticky notes “environment” so to speak.  here’s what you need to do:mesh1_web[1]

  1. install live mesh on all computers where sticky notes synchronization needs to take place.
  2. on the first computer, navigate to the path noted above and choose “add folder to live mesh”.
  3. on the other computers, open up the live mesh program.
  4. in the news feed, locate where you created the live mesh folder.
  5. when you click the folder, it’ll ask to set the synchronization on the computer.  locate the path noted above and insert that as the “location”.