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Can't restore large .sti files (Even in 10 MB or 100 MB) Empty Can't restore large .sti files (Even in 10 MB or 100 MB)

Sun Jun 06, 2021 5:12 pm
Basically the title but when I try to restore large .sti files, Stickies just freezes. I waited for it to load for about 10 minutes (100 MB) but still nothing. Any advice on what to do? I really need those notes and I don't have the time to re-do them again /:

If you're wondering what the hell I did to have that large note file size, I made reviewers for school and most of them are very long with screenshots.
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Sun Jun 06, 2021 6:44 pm
The best way i can think of is sending an email to Tom Revell , maybe there is a way to open them in wordpad .

https://www.zhornsoftware.co.uk/contact.html
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Sun Jun 06, 2021 9:27 pm
I tried opening them on MS Word (Open > Browse > "All Files" file type changed to "Recover Text From Any File"). It opened and some are readable but it went over 5500+ pages most of the pages are just random repeated letters. I tried WordPad as you mentioned too but the same thing happened. I'll send an email as well thank you @Sooyke
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Sun Jun 06, 2021 10:07 pm
I know it's not a direct solution, but you can likely open the file in notepad, strip off the top few lines (so that the start of the file is {\rtf1\ansi ) save it, and then rename the .sti to .rtf.  Then it will open in word, or wordpad.

.sti files are almost exactly the same as .rtf files - they have a few more lines at the top to indicate the note title and colour.

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Mon Jun 07, 2021 10:43 am
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"  almost exactly the same as .rtf files  "

Trying what Tom Revell suggested i found that sti has a BOM indicating utf-16  while saving it as rtf has ansi encoding . To restore sti to rtf the encoding must be changed to .

-  open the sti in notepad
-  remove the first lines so the first line starts with {

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- save the file as ansi with extension rtf

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The file will open with images in wordpad ( .......the ones i tried .....)

It is amazing how big these sti files are when embedding a few screenshots but wordpad only takes a second to load them as rtf .

Best of luck i hope it works well Neutral
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Mon Jun 07, 2021 11:46 am
@Sooyke

Thanks for the detailed instructions, it worked! You're a lifesaver dude thanks for saving me from having to re-do all my notes again!! : D
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