Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 2:14 PM (in response to ameliaggsted)
The stickies database resides in your ~/Library folder. It is easy to spot because it is the only item that is not a folder. If it is not there and you have no backup of it, then it is gone.
This may be a helpful little nudge to have a backup. Stickies you can lose, your photos for example would be more important. I recommend you buying an external HD, a firewire type, if you MacBook allows it, and use cloning software like CCC or SuperDuper and do a backup at least once a week.
A cloned backup creates a mirror image of your MacBook's hard drive and is a perfect repository to restore anything lost on your main internal drive.iMac, Mac OS X (10.6.8), 10.5.8 iBook 10.3.9
Currently Being ModeratedNov 11, 2012 3:08 PM (in response to ameliaggsted)
There is an almost identical free download here. Download Stick 'Em Up for Mac - Desktop sticky notes application. MacUpdate.com
Hope it will do the job for you.
If I found the database file, how can I restore it? Is it possible that this is a new file? Because I wrote smoe new stickies since I lost them all :/
And I have ahard drive, but haven' t backed up in ages stupid me
Currently Being ModeratedNov 13, 2012 3:00 PM (in response to ameliaggsted)
Is it possible that this is a new file?
Yes, unfortunately. If the StickiesDatabase file is removed or even renamed, and a new stickie is made then a new StickiesDatabase file is created to hold that new stickie. I think you have recreated a fresh one.
I suppose you have looked on your old backup. If you find an old copy there, you can preserve the one on your internal drive at ~/Library, by renaming it StickiesDatabaseOLD for e.g and then drag the newly found StickiesDatabase file into place. Only have one file at a time with that name "StickiesDatabase" or else one will want to overwrite the other.
However if the copy is really old, it may not have your missing notes.