5 Replies Latest reply: Mar 13, 2015 5:08 PM by Brenman2
Alan Purves Level 1 (0 points)

Stickies were previously found in as a file called "StickiesDatabase" in the following directory:




It appears that, in Lion, under your individual user there is no "library" folder...


I am wanting to transfer stickies across from one computer with osx 10.6 to my new mac with 10.7 and this is proving difficult.


Dose anybody know where I chuck this database file? Or how I can succesfully get stickies to import the database?



Many Thanks


(By the way, Migration Assistant will not work as I do not wish to transfer the user account across)

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,987 points)

    In Finder choose GO>Users>yourusername>Library, it is where it used to be in SL but the Library folder is now hidden.

  • Alan Purves Level 1 (0 points)

    Many thanks for the advice. I have succesfully placed the stickies database into the library.


    However, my stickies are not appearing..


    Any ideas on how to get stickies or dashboard to now use this database?!



    PS: For anyone that wants to find hidden files:


    Found a useful site that explained how to use terminal to see the hidden files


    http://www.tech-recipes.com/rx/3104/os-x-show-hidden-files-and-folders-in-mac-os -x-finder/

  • Csound1 Level 8 (46,987 points)

    I am not sure whether stickies changed in Lion, do we know that the database from .6 is compatible with the application in .7?


    I'll look and see what I can find.

  • Alan Purves Level 1 (0 points)

    Hey csound1


    The stickies database corresponds to the stickies app.


    I checked the app and teh database seems to have been accepted and is being used by the app. So we are ok on that front -thanks again!


    However, I just realised that what I was trying to do was move my DASHBOARD stickies across!


    I have started a new thread discussion regarding this new question if you are up to the challenge.


    Essentially I have gone into my library preferences and moved the plist file for the stickies widget from one computer to another. But dashboard appears to ignore this file and continues to use it sprevious stickies info. (Even when I physically delete and replace the plist file taht was there already)


    Any thoughts? thread can be found here:



  • criztoph Level 1 (0 points)

    this worked perfectly from me using Mountain Lion!

  • Daniel Stonek Level 1 (15 points)


    I've migrated Library/StickiesDatabase from 10.6 to same folder in 10.8

    Stickies app does not load it. It loads a default sticky.

    I've read 10.8 stores data in a file I don't remember well its name but it is something like widget......stickies.plist

    How to convert old fashion database to new one. I'm not sure if this would work, I don't see such plist file.

    Thank you

  • Brenman2 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thank you!! I was able to load my stickies from Snow Leopard into my clean install of Lion. I had some helpful information stored in my stickies and now I have them back!


    Thanks again.