Troubleshooting sending of sticky notes over network

Sending sticky notes over network using Notezilla is very easy.

Watch this short video to learn how to do this:

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But your firewall settings and other network configuration can make it appear as a very difficult task.

You may not be able to send and receive sticky notes. Or you may be able to send but not receive sticky notes.

Here are most common causes of such problems:

  1. Firewall is blocking the program. Make sure that you have configure your firewall program to allow Notezilla/QNP to communicate over network.

    Allow Notezilla through Windows Firewall

    Make sure to first configure your PC firewall to allow running of Notezilla. The firewall on the PC might sometimes not allow to send or receive notes.

    You can search for firewall in Windows search box and you will see “Allow an app through Windows Firewall”. Choose this option and enable Notezilla. If Notezilla is not listed, then click on ‘Allow another app’ and add Notezilla.

    If you are using any other Firewall tool (usually included with Anti-Virus software) then you will have to configure that firewall.

    Make sure you do this on both sending and receiving computer.

    You can refer to the following articles for further information:

    Windows 10/8/7: Allow a program to communicate through Windows Firewall

    Remember: You must configure the firewalls on all computers that need to send and receive sticky notes.


  2. If you are using Notezilla, you must make sure that the ‘Accept Notes Over Network’ option is enabled on all the computers. To access this option, right click on Notezilla’s icon in the Windows taskbar and choose ‘Notezilla Browser’ from the menu. In Notezilla Browser, click on the Advanced menu and enable ‘Accept Notes Over Network’.

  3. Your computer may be running more than one firewall programs. If you are using a third-party firewall program, you must make sure that the default Windows Firewall is disabled. You must have only one firewall program running. If you wish to run multiple firewall programs then you must make sure that you have allowed Notezilla in all firewalls


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Switching from Notezilla to Notezilla Portable

Notezilla Portable is nothing but Notezilla packaged to run directly from a USB Flash Drive/Pen Drive/Stick so that you can carry the program and all the sticky notes where ever you want on your USB stick.

Notezilla Portable can be downloaded from here.

If you are already using Notezilla on your desktop you may want to transfer all your sticky notes data to Notezilla Portable. Here is how you do it:

  1. Notezilla’s data is stored under the folder C:\Documents and Settings\(user name)\Application Data\Conceptworld\Notezilla\ on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7 or C:\Users\(user name)\AppData\Roaming\Conceptworld\Notezilla\ on Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7.
  2. Notezilla Portable’s data is stored inside a folder “Data” under its program files.
  3. Just exit Notezilla, copy all the data from Notezilla’s data folder to Notezilla Portable’s data folder
  4. Now launch Notezilla Portable from its folder. You will see all the notes transferred.


Checklist Sticky Notes in Notezilla

Notezilla has a cool ability to represent a sticky note as a checklist. Each line in a sticky note begins with a check box that you can tick off.


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To enable this feature just right click inside a sticky note and choose Bullets & Numbering->Checklist from the menu.

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When do you want the note’s toolbar to show in Notezilla?

Note Toolbar is the bar that appears just above the sticky note when you move the mouse over the sticky note.

When there are many desktop sticky notes, you may find this automatic appearance of note toolbar a little annoying. You may prefer to see the note toolbar only when you click on specific sticky note.

You can change this behavior using Notezilla’s preferences. Just go to the Notes Browser and choose Advanced->Preferences menu. In the preferences window, change “Show note toolbar on” options (mouse click or mouse hover or Ctrl key + mouse hover) as per your preferences.

Restoring QNP Notes Data from Backup

By default, Quick Notes Plus (QNP) keeps backup copies of its notes data inside “Backup” subfolder under actual data folder (My Documents\My Notes).

QNP keeps 5 copies of the notes data under the “Backup” subfolder. Each copy in a separate dated folder.

In order to restore notes data from a dated backup folder, follow the below steps:

  1. Exit QNP
  2. Copy all the files from the dated backup folder (example: Backup\2007-05-04\) to the actual data folder (My Documents\My Notes)
  3. Launch QNP. You must see all your notes successfully restored

Importing QNP sticky notes in to NoteZilla

Whenever you install Notezilla over an existing copy of QNP, it automatically imports all the notes. As a side note, remember that Notezilla installs as a separate product. So you can easily try out Notezilla if it suits your needs. If not, you can just continue to use QNP (the data remains intact).

In some cases, you may have to manually import QNP notes into Notezilla.

Please follow the below steps to import all the notes from QNP to Notezilla.

  1. Go to Notezilla’s data folder and delete all the files and folders (To know the exact data folder, go to Advanced->Preferences (Advanced Tab) in Notezilla’s Notes Browser). WARNING: By deleting the files and folders you will be losing all the notes that you created in Notezilla. We hope that you have just installed Notezilla and haven’t created any imported a notes. If you have some important notes in Notezilla, then you may export them to separate “Notezilla Database File” using the File->Export feature. Once you have exported this file, we will import it again in step 4.
  2. Copy all the QNP data files including “GlobalSettings.qxml” file to the Notezilla’s data folder. Typically, QNP data files may be found under “My Documents\My Notes” folder.
  3. Launch Notezilla. It should import all the QNP notes.
  4. Note go to File->Import in Notezilla Notes Browser and import the files that you exported in step 4.

Quickly create sticky note and paste text from clipboard

Many users have requested for a hotkey to directly create a sticky note with the clipboard text in it.

Actually, there is a way to do this (almost as quick as a single hotkey)

  • Ctrl+Shift+U (Creates a new sticky note in NoteZilla/QNP on the desktop)
  • Ctrl+V (Pastes the clipboard text inside the newly created desktop sticky note)

Try it out, it is very fast.

10 things you may not know about QNP sticky notes

  1. You can use Ctrl+Plus and Ctrl+Minus keys to toggle between your favorite sticky note color. Use these keys from inside a sticky note.
  2. You can access the note menu, the title menu and the format menu using the shortcut keys Alt+N, Alt+T and Alt+F respectively.
  3. Desktop sticky note can have a rich shadow effect (Only on Windows XP systems or higher) ? To enable this option just go to General Preferences|Notes tab and choose the button “Shadow and Transparency…”.
  4. To immediately attach a sticky note to the current application, press Ctrl+Shift+W from inside the sticky note.
  5. QNP can be very useful if you login to many different websites. Just save the username/password to a sticky note and stick the note to that website. Each time you visit that website, the sticky note will popup with the username/password.
  6. You can configure QNP such that the note appears immediately when an alarm activates. Just go to General Preferences|Alarms tab and select the option – “Popup ‘Alarm Due’ window when an alarm activates”. The default behavior is that the note will appear only when you click on the animated clock on the taskbar.
  7. To paste unformatted text inside a note, hold shift when pasting the text. For example, you would actually press Shift+Ctrl+V instead of Ctrl+V. This feature is especially useful when copying and pasting text from a web site.
  8. To create a new note based on a particular skin inside a memoboard, just hold “Ctrl” and click on the first button of the memoboard toolbar. Make sure you click on the drop down arrow of the first button.
  9. You can actually create hyperlinks to local files/folders in a sticky note? For example, if you have a file “C:\My Documents\My Proposal.doc”, just type inside a sticky note. The ‘<' and '>‘ characters are required if the path contains spaces.
  10. To shutdown QNP from command line, just run the following command: “C:\Program Files\Conceptworld\QNPlus\QNPlus.exe” /ShutDown. This feature is useful when you need to automatically backup QNP data files to another folder or when synchronizing QNP data files with another computer.
  11. Bonus :) I hope you are aware of the new version of QNP called Notezilla . If you haven’t tried Notezilla, then I strongly suggest that you install on your computer. All notes from QNP will be automatically imported. Also, Notezilla will install as a separate program so that you can revert back to QNP anytime. Notezilla – You can see the comparison between Notezilla and QNP on the webpage:

Quickly accessing desktop sticky notes in Notezilla

Here are couple of quick ways of accessing desktop sticky notes in Notezilla

Hotkey: Use Ctrl+Shift+T to bring all desktop notes on top. Ctrl+Shift+T is the system level hotkey configured when Notezilla was installed. This hotkey (along with several others) can be configured using Notezilla’s Preferences window (Advanced->Preferences menu in Notes Browser).

Keyboard-Mouse: Hold the Ctrl key and right click on the Notezilla icon in the task bar (next to the click), to launch Notes Browser.

Migrating QNP from old computer to new computer



  1. Right click on QNP icon in the task bar and choose Advanced->General Preferences->General tab.
  2. Note the path of the “Store Folder”. This is the SOURCE path.


  1. Download and install Quick Notes Plus from
  2. Go to Advanced->General Preferences->General tab and note the path of the “Store Folder”. This is the TARGET path
  3. Exit Quick Notes Plus and copy all files from SOURCE path to TARGET path. The Source path is on your old computer. The target path is on your new computer
  4. Now launch Quick Notes Plus. You will see all your notes transferred to the new computer