How to Fix Sticky Notes Stuck on Loading

Your notes may not load if the installation of Sticky Notes is corrupted. In addition, conflicting applications (such as OneNote) may also cause errors.

A user experiences a problem (usually after an OS or app update) when trying to start Sticky Notes, but the app hangs on startup (or on a gray/dark screen) and closes via the Task Manager.

Back-Up Sticky Notes Files

Future solutions will delete any notes you have saved on Sticky Notes. So don’t skip to the backup step. To copy your old notes to a safe place (text, Word or Excel …), you can find sticky note files in% appdata% \ Microsoft \ Sticky Notes \ StickyNotes.snt (in Windows 7/8/10 and before Windows 10 1607 update) or C: \ Users \% username% \ AppData \ Local \ Packages \ Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes_8wekyb3d8bbwe \ LocalState \ plum.sqlite (in Windows 10 version 1607 and newer). Then copy the files to another folder.

Free third-party software is also available to automatically back up your notes. For more information about backing up Sticky Notes in Windows, click here.

Run the troubleshooter

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Microsoft provides the Windows 10 Troubleshooter, which you can use to check Windows’ built-in apps for irregularities. Open settings and look for the troubleshooter. If you see “Find and fix problems with apps from Microsoft Store” in the drop-down list, select it.

Click the “Advanced” option and select “Apply repair automatically.

Follow the instructions on the screen and see if the problem with Windows 10 stickers not working has been resolved.

Antivirus and malware checks

Cases of malware and hacking are not a new phenomenon. Your computer can be affected just as easily. Run your antivirus software and run a full scan immediately. If you don’t already have it, we recommend that you get it now.

You can also download and run Malwarebytes. Malwarebytes is not the same as a virus, hence they are two different programs. The free version is not bad, but I recommend the paid version.

Reset Sticky Notes App

In the meantime, we also recommend resetting the Sticky Note app by following these steps:

  • Click the Windows icon, then click Settings.
  • Click System, then Apps and Features on the left-hand menu.
  • From the list in the right-hand menu, click Sticky Notes.
  • Click the Advanced Options link, then click Reset.
  • Click the “Reset” button again when you see a confirmation dialog box to reset the Sticky Note app.
  • Close the settings window and check the Sticky Note app.

Uninstall and reinstall Sticky Notes

When an app isn’t working properly, a common troubleshooting process is to reset it. However, some people may find that this method doesn’t solve their problem. If it does, you will need to use PowerShell to uninstall the application and then reinstall it.

Type “PowerShell” in the search box and run “Windows PowerShell” as an administrator.
Run the following command to uninstall Sticky Notes
“Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes | Remove-AppxPackage” (without quotes)

You should now completely remove the Sticky Notes app from your computer. Now you can reinstall the application using the command below.

Get-AppxPackage – All Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes users | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register “$ ($ _. InstallLocation) \ AppXManifest.xml”}

Or simply re-download the app directly from the Windows Store.

Update stickers

Since Windows 10 is updated frequently, software incompatibilities may prevent Sticky Notes from opening. Try updating Sticky Notes to resolve any incompatibilities.

Step 1: Open the Windows Store and select “Downloads & Updates”.
Step 2: Check for updates for Sticky Notes.
Step 3: Click the arrow icon to the right of Sticky Notes.

Reset the app

Resetting the app may not solve the problem, and you will need to reinstall the app. In this case, you’ll need to uninstall the Sticky Notes app first.

Step 1: Select “Settings”> “Applications”> “Apps and Features”.
Step 2: Look for Sticky Notes.
Step 3: Click Remove.
Step 4: Open the Windows Store and find Sticky Notes.
Step 5: Install Sticky Notes.