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Old Classic Sticky Notes for Windows 11

Here is how to get the old classic Sticky Notes for Windows 11. The newest OS from Redmond includes a UWP app for keeping your notes. While it has exclusive and useful features, some users prefer the old classic Sticky Notes app which was included to Windows 10 prior to Anniversary Update.

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As you may recall, Microsoft has introduced a new, UWP-based Sticky Notes app with Windows 10 Anniversary Update. The app receives updates from the Store, has a number of features like Bing and Search integration,Windows Ink support, etc. It allows you to sync your notes via the Microsoft Account, and even read them online. There are plenty of other features the classic app lacks.

Obviously that Windows 11 cones with a newer app by default. Microsoft discontinued the classic Desktop app "Sticky Notes". However, many Windows 11 users still prefer the old classic Sticky Notes app. They praise its light resource consumption, which is great on low-end devices. It starts much faster and works faster than the Store app. The notes are smaller and take less space on the Desktop.

Privacy-conscious people also point that the classic app doesn't rely on any of Microsoft's servers and services. If you decided to go with the classic Sticky Notes app, do the following to download and install it.

Old Classic Sticky Notes For Windows 11

Get Old Classic Sticky Notes for Windows 11

  1. Download the installer from this website.
  2. Extract the contents of the ZIP archive to any folder of your choice.
  3. Run the ClassicStickyNotes setup executable file.Setup Classic Sticky Notes For Windows 11
  4. Now, follow the instructions on the screen. I.e. specify the destination folder, create a shortcut on the desktop and in the Start menu. The defaults are perfectly fine.Old Sticky Notes Installation Directory
  5. The Desktop shortcut is optional, you can choose to not create it.The Desktop Shortcut For Classic Sticky Notes

That's it.

The package fully supports Windows 11, and both Windows 10 32-bit and Windows 10 64-bit. It supports all possible locales and languages, so it will run in your native language.

Supported languages and locales

The following locale list is supported:

Arabic (Saudi Arabia), ar-SA
Bulgarian (Bulgaria), bg-BG
Czech (Czech Republic), cs-CZ
Danish (Denmark), da-DK
German (Germany), de-DE
Greek (Greece), el-GR
English (United States), en-US
Spanish (Spain, International Sort), es-ES
Estonian (Estonia), et-EE
Finnish (Finland), fi-FI
French (France), fr-FR
Hebrew (Israel), he-IL
Croatian (Croatia), hr-HR
Hungarian (Hungary), hu-HU
Italian (Italy), it-IT
Japanese (Japan), ja-JP
Korean (Korea), ko-KR
Lithuanian (Lithuania), lt-LT
Latvian (Latvia), lv-LV
Norwegian, Bokmål (Norway), nb-NO
Dutch (Netherlands), nl-NL
Polish (Poland), pl-PL
Portuguese (Brazil), pt-BR
Portuguese (Portugal), pt-PT
Romanian (Romania), ro-RO
Russian (Russia), ru-RU
Slovak (Slovakia), sk-SK
Slovenian (Slovenia), sl-SI
Serbian (Latin, Serbia and Montenegro (Former)), sr-Latn-CS
Swedish (Sweden), sv-SE
Thai (Thailand), th-TH
Turkish (Turkey), tr-TR
Ukrainian (Ukraine), uk-UA
Chinese (Simplified, China), zh-CN
Chinese (Traditional, Taiwan), zh-TW

It is worth noting that the installer will only extract the language applicable to your Windows 11. It will not fill your system drive with get extra MUI files that you do not need.

If you decide to return to the modern app, you can easily uninstall it using the Settings app. Here's how.

Uninstall the app

  1. Open the Settings app; press Win + I for that.
  2. Click on Apps on the left.
  3. Select Apps & features on the right side.Windows 11 Settings Apps And Features
  4. In the list off apps, find "Classic Sticky Notes" and click on the three dot menu button next to it.
  5. Select Uninstall from the menu.Uninstall Classic Sticky Notes
  6. Finally, click on the Uninstall button.Confirm Classic Sticky Notes Removal

That's it!

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

One thought on “Old Classic Sticky Notes for Windows 11”

  1. I discovered your Tweaker earlier today and was amazed that I hadn’t found it earlier. Fantastic work.

    That led me back here to pick up the classic sticky notes. This is easy enough to install, but doesn’t seem to have any settings. Is it possible to redirect its storage somewhere other than %appdata%? I backup my system image separately from my data and would really like to rely on this if it were able to place it in my data domain instead.

    Thanks for your help!

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