How to Troubleshoot: Sticky Notes Stuck on “Loading” in Windows 10 PC

Sticky Notes recently received a much-needed update for Windows 10, which I noticed after I started using OneNote again. I know, but for some reason, I can’t find the perfect note-taking app and keep changing apps. Anyway, Sticky Notes is now part of the OneNote mobile app (Android and iOS) and syncs between devices. Oddly enough, it didn’t work as expected on my Windows 10 computer.

This prompted me to investigate the problem, and I found several solutions. If you encounter the same problem, you don’t have to worry about losing your records. Here are some helpful solutions to the “Sticky Notes doesn’t work in Windows 10” problem.

Why are Sticky Notes getting stuck on “Loading”?

  • Your Sticky Notes may not load if your Sticky Notes app installation is corrupt. In addition, competing applications (such as OneNote) may also be causing the above error.
  • Sticky Notes may freeze on the download screen if the installation is corrupted. In this case, restoring the installation of the application or resetting the settings may solve the problem.

How to solve the problem when Sticky Notes gets stuck on “Loading”?

Perform a ‘Repair’ on Sticky Notes

  1. Press the Windows + I keys to open the Settings window. Click on “Applications.”
  2. In the Settings window, click on “Applications and Features” in the left settings pane.
  3. Now scroll down on the right side of the settings window and type “Sticky notes” in the search box.
  4. Click on “Sticky notes” to select it, then click on “Advanced Options.”
  5. Scroll down the sticky notes settings window and click “Restore” to restore sticky notes.
  6. Wait a moment, as this process only takes a minute.
  7. Close the settings window.
  8. Open Sticky Notes and try creating a new note.

Resetting Sticky notes

  1. Press the Windows + I keys to open the “Settings” window. Tap on “Applications”.
  2. In the “Settings” window, click on “Apps and Features” on the left side of the settings.
  3. Now scroll down and click on the search box to find “Sticky Notes”.
  4. Click on “Sticky Notes” to highlight it, then click on “Advanced Options” again.
  5. In the Sticky Notes settings window, scroll down and click “Reset”.
  6. A confirmation page will appear, click “Reset” to reset Sticky Notes on your computer.
  7. Close the settings window.
  8. Open Sticky Notes and create a new note.

UtilizePowershell to uninstall and install Sticky Notes

  1. Press the Windows+X key, then click Windows Powershell (Admin). The Powershell window opens.
  2. To remove Sticky Notes from the system, paste the following command into the Powershell window and press Enter.
  3. Get-AppxPackage Microsoft.MicrosoftStickyNotes | Remove-AppxPackage
  4. Sticky Notes will now be removed from your computer.
  5. Close the Powershell window.
  6. Open the Microsoft Store on your computer again.
  7. Now search for “Sticky Notes”.
  8. In the search results, click on “Microsoft Sticky Notes”.
  9. Now click “Get” to reinstall Microsoft Sticky Notes on your computer.
  10. Wait a while until the latest version of Sticky Notes is installed on your computer.

Frequently Asked Questions

The Sticky Notes app may be stuck on the loading screen if the installation is corrupted. In this case, you can solve the problem by restoring the installation of the application or restarting the application. Then press the Windows key and type Sticky Notes. Then right-click Sticky Notes and select Application Settings.

  1. Press the Windows + I keys to open the "Settings" window.
  2. Click on "Applications."
  3. In the "Settings" window, click on "Applications and Features" in the left-hand settings area.
  4. Now scroll down the settings window to the right and type "Sticky notes" in the search box.
  5. Click on "Sticky notes" to select it, then click on "Advanced Settings".
  6. Scroll down the sticky notes settings window and click "Restore" to restore sticky notes.
  7. Wait a moment, as this process only takes a minute.
  8. Close the settings window.
  9. Open Sticky Notes and try creating a new note.

In Windows 10, your notes sometimes disappear because the app doesn't start when you start it. Sometimes Sticky Notes doesn't open on startup and you have to open it manually. Tap or tap the Start button, then type Sticky Notes. Tap or tap the Sticky Notes app to open it.

  1. Find Sticky Notes, tap it, and select Advanced Settings.
  2. Tap the Reset button and start the app again.