A few more facts:
I just tried to open the database directly by right clicking and choosing stickies to open it. The error message it gave was:
The document “StickiesDatabase” could not be opened. Stickies cannot open files of this type.
Can Leopard's stickies program not open Tiger's? It's possible she used stickies through Dashboard rather than the Dock which is where mine is. Does that make a difference?
Stickies doesn't open "documents". It only opens the Stickies database at ~/Library/StickiesDatabase. So try moving yours out of the way, and replacing it with hers. (Quit Stickies first.)
Do you have a backup plan? The measures you are taking to recover this file hint that you don't. That is folly. TimeMachine is dead simple to set up. You should have a complete backup at all times.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 21, 2011 9:29 AM (in response to Jeffrey Jones2)
Thanks much, Jeffrey. I thought I had moved mine out of the way, but this caused me to check again and I hadn't.
Re: backup plan: I know, I know. Need little symbols for kicking oneself.
BTW, I now have another problem in that I tried to reformat an old HDD to use it for backups, and it hung in the middle. Result: it is seen by the disk utility but not by the Finder, so it's inaccessible... Can you point me to the right forum?
I accidentily deleted a page from Stickies. I have been attempting to restore an older version with TimeMachine. It says that this file cannot be deleted or replaced because OS X needs it. How do I get the older copy that does not have the page deleted?
Your problem is not the same as that of the original poster of this old thread, and it can be very confusing for everybody if we try to answer more than one question in each thread.
In order for us to give your problem our undivided attention to try to solve it, would you kindly start your own thread, describing the trouble you are having in the fullest detail, including completing your details to show what Mac you are using, what operating system, and what version of the application in question. Please remember to post in the forum relevant to your hardware or version of OS X.
Hey, it worked! Thanks Jeffrey!
Why doesn't Apple refine its Sticky help function? It just needs to insert a line like "Migrating your stickies without the Assistant? Copy your StickiesDatabase into the Library of your other computer".
Ah well, we can dream...