.SNT File Extension

A .SNT file is a Sticky Notes File, created by Microsoft.

Open with Microsoft Sticky Notes (Included with OS). Available for Windows.

What is a .SNT file?

An SNT file is a type of computer file used by the Sticky Notes application, which is included with some versions of the Microsoft Windows operating system. This file stores all the sticky notes that a user has created on their desktop. Sticky Notes is a program that allows users to write quick reminders or notes and "stick" them digitally on their computer's desktop screen, similar to how you might stick paper notes around your workspace.

The SNT file format was used specifically by the Sticky Notes application in Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, and the initial release of Windows 10. Each time a user adds a new note or edits an existing one, the changes are automatically saved to the SNT file associated with their user account. This file is typically located in a directory path like C:/Users/YourUserName/AppData/Roaming/Microsoft/Sticky Notes.

To open an SNT file, you would generally use the Sticky Notes application that created it. This application is part of the operating system in Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8. In the original version of Windows 10, Sticky Notes also used the SNT file format, but this changed with the Windows 10 Anniversary Update. After this update, Sticky Notes began using a different format based on .SQLITE database files instead of SNT files.

It's important to note that SNT files created with different versions of Sticky Notes are not compatible with each other. For example, an SNT file from Windows Vista cannot be opened by the Sticky Notes app in Windows 7, 8, or 10, and vice versa.

In summary, if you have an SNT file, you need to open it with the Sticky Notes application on a computer running a compatible version of Windows (Vista, 7, 8, or the initial version of 10). If you are using a newer version of Windows (like a later release of Windows 10 or Windows 11), the Sticky Notes app will not be able to open SNT files, as it uses a different file format.


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