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How to change the default location of Sticky Notes in windows?

For backup/restore or maintenance reasons, you may want to change the location of Sticky Notes. By default the notes are located in the folder below:
%AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\

There is no place in Sticky Notes to change this location. However there is a way to trick the operating system. By using symbolic links we can make Windows think that we are using the path above.

Here are the steps:

  1. Copy the content of the folder fromĀ %AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\ to D:\StickyNotes
  2. Delete Sticky Notes folder atĀ %AppData%\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\
  3. Create a symbolic link by running the below line in Command Prompt as administrator:

 

 

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