But your firewall settings and other network configuration can make it appear like a complicated 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 the most common causes of such problems:
Firewall is blocking the program. Make sure that you have configured your firewall program to allow Notezilla/QNP to communicate over the network.
Allow Notezilla through Windows Firewall
Make sure first to configure your PC firewall to allow the running of Notezilla. The firewall on the PC might sometimes not allow to send or receive notes.
You can search for a firewall in the 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:
Remember: You must configure the firewalls on all computers that need to send and receive sticky notes.
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.’
Your computer may be running more than one firewall program. 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
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.
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:
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.
Notezilla Portable’s data is stored inside a folder “Data” under its program files.
Just exit Notezilla, copy all the data from Notezilla’s data folder to Notezilla Portable’s data folder
Now launch Notezilla Portable from its folder. You will see all the notes transferred.
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 a 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.
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 continue to use QNP (the data remains intact).
In some cases, you may have to import QNP notes into Notezilla manually.
Please follow the below steps to import all the notes from QNP to Notezilla.
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 notes. If you have some important notes in Notezilla, then you may export them to separate the “Notezilla Database File” using the File->Export feature. Once you have exported this file, we will import it again in step 4.
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.
Launch Notezilla. It should import all the QNP notes.
Note go to File->Import in Notezilla Notes Browser and import the files that you exported in step 4.