I recently installed a new hard drive in my Macbook Pro for a fresh installation of OSX Lion.
How can I get my dashboard stickies from the old hard disk without using migration assistant?
You'll need to copy two files from the old installation of OSX:
The first tells Dashboard which Widgets to show, the second contains your notes.
Copy these to your new
You'll need to restart, logout and login, or kill the Dock, for example by opening Terminal and running
It worked for me - but I should warn that my home path was the same on the old install and new install.