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« Thread started on: Apr 9th, 2017, 6:40pm »

I just did something unbelievably stupid! I was restoring my saved stickies after a fresh install, but instead of choosing the "Restore" option I clicked on "Backup." Before I knew it, I had written over my backup folder with blank essentially. That's years of stickies. Is there even a remote possibility that I can restore my stickies?
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« Reply #1 on: Apr 10th, 2017, 06:20am »

The only remote possibility is to scan your harddrive(s) for a store.mdb in the hope somehow in the past it was copied somewhere....


I would use " everything search tool " if you have NTFS formatted disks , it does not need indexing but reads the MFT directly so it only takes seconds to go through all harddisks. (and is freeware see Wikipedia )

https://www.voidtools.com/

I assume you checked stickies autobackup function if it was enabled? That would be a lifesaver........


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« Reply #2 on: Apr 10th, 2017, 12:07pm »

Yes, I'd try to head towards your original data location in case the "backups" directory exists, and you can pull one of those out?

Where did the original directory come from - somewhere which itself might be backed up? If you right-click the folder, choose Properties and then Previous Version, is there anything there?

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« Reply #3 on: Apr 10th, 2017, 2:32pm »

on Apr 10th, 2017, 06:20am, eef wrote:
The only remote possibility is to scan your harddrive(s) for a store.mdb in the hope somehow in the past it was copied somewhere....


I would use " everything search tool " if you have NTFS formatted disks , it does not need indexing but reads the MFT directly so it only takes seconds to go through all harddisks. (and is freeware see Wikipedia )

https://www.voidtools.com/

I assume you checked stickies autobackup function if it was enabled? That would be a lifesaver........




@eef, thank you very much for your feedback. It was more helpful than perhaps you realize. See my detailed response below. And, once again, Thank you!
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« Reply #4 on: Apr 10th, 2017, 2:43pm »

on Apr 10th, 2017, 12:07pm, Tom Revell wrote:
Yes, I'd try to head towards your original data location in case the "backups" directory exists, and you can pull one of those out?

Where did the original directory come from - somewhere which itself might be backed up? If you right-click the folder, choose Properties and then Previous Version, is there anything there?

Tom


Hi, Tom! Reading through eef's and your responses, I had a moment of clarity and I realized that maybe not all was lost and that there was still one thing I could try. You see, this all happened in the process of upgrading my system SSD to a larger one, and I still have the old SSD completely intact! I also have a couple of external dock so I can mount old drive easily. So, here's my question: Where should I look? Is there a place in the APPDATA folder for example where Stickies stores some of this information, and which files should I looking for exactly? Thank you!
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