Recover / Export Tomboy Notes

For writing a short ToDo list, taking some notes from a conference or saving an interesting shell command, an Ubuntu user needs a simple sticky notes desktop widget. Tomboy Notes is the easyest to use but in the same time very well featured, and it is bundled in Gnome Desktop.

However, on reinstalling Linux, the notes will be, of course, deleted. The export/import option provided does not work very well, so the sollution is to just back up and then copy the contents of the ~/.tomboy (/home/<username>/.tomboy) folder into the new folder and voila! you will have your notes again on the desktop.

Extra info: To read/mount an ext2/ext3 partition in Windows, the easyest way is to install the fs-driver . It works with all versions of Windows and it allows reading/writing operations.

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One Response

  1. I thought a bunch got deleted when in fact they were just deprecated from the menu…TomBoy search still brought the full roster up.

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