# Transition sticky notes Win 10-Mint

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## Transition sticky notes Win 10-Mint

 Looking to transition my wife to Mint 18, have everything set to go but she is a big user of StickyNotes and not sure how to transfer them.and read the .snt file format. Perhaps I need to install a Linux/Win 10 compatible program, import into it while in Windows and then move it??​-- Stuart Friedman
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## Re: Transition sticky notes Win 10-Mint

 How many sticky notes does your wife have? While I am unable to find any program that is capable of opening SNT files and automatically converting them to a format such as .txt, would it be time-effective to simply copy and paste the text in the sticky notes to a text file? This may be the only way to do it without reverse engineering the SNT file.Good luck- James Lacey (jamesl.tk)On 11 October 2016 at 12:26, Stuart Friedman wrote:Looking to transition my wife to Mint 18, have everything set to go but she is a big user of StickyNotes and not sure how to transfer them.and read the .snt file format. Perhaps I need to install a Linux/Win 10 compatible program, import into it while in Windows and then move it??​-- Stuart Friedman
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## Re: Transition sticky notes Win 10-Mint

 [endnotes follow .sig] Stuart Friedman[1] >> not sure how to transfer [Windows StickyNotes] and read the .snt file format James Lacey[2] > would it be time-effective to simply copy and paste [their text?] > This may be the only way to do it without reverse engineering the SNT file.  ... but reverse engineering StickyNotes (SN) file format doesn't seem too difficult, and seems to give insights toward copy/paste, at least if these SE answers ([3] and [4]) are correct. I don't have any window\$ locally to verify the following claims, but it appears that 1. every SN user has a single file at a path like '\path\to\home\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Sticky Notes\StickyNotes.snt' 2. that StickyNotes.snt is a compressed file containing a list of dirs/folders, each of which represents each individual note 3. each note folder has a file name='0' containing note content as RTF[5] So try extracting the RTF (e.g., renaming each file name='0' to 'useful_description_of_its_content.rtf') and then reading the collection into a Mint-compatible app with similar function, like Tomboy[6]. HTH, Tom Roche <[hidden email]> [1]: http://mailman.linux-thinkpad.org/pipermail/linux-thinkpad/2016-October/052798.html[2]: http://mailman.linux-thinkpad.org/pipermail/linux-thinkpad/2016-October/052799.html[3]: https://superuser.com/a/505535/98270[4]: https://superuser.com/a/895240/98270[5]: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rich_Text_Format[6]: https://wiki.gnome.org/Apps/Tomboy . Note that I'm not recommending it--I use POTL[7] for notetaking--but I've been a Mint (now LMDE) user for awhile and Tomboy has always been included. [7]: 'Plain Old Text Logfile', suitable for greping -- The linux-thinkpad mailing list home page is at: http://mailman.linux-thinkpad.org/mailman/listinfo/linux-thinkpad
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## Question about Cheese webcam software

 In reply to this post by James Lacey Hello all! Question about the software "Cheese". I install it without problem but when I try to run the application - it says "missing GStreamer - camerabin"!! Anyone has ideas on how to fix... or if not possible - how to add extra video filters (extra optional video effects) to Guvcview?? "All that is necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." Edmund Burke James