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?
Make sure that you guys are in the users library (Users/Your username/Library) which I believe is hidden by default. This is different than the computer's Library folder (contains application support and all the other non-user dependent stuff).
I was able to find the file there when I originally thought it would be in the main library folder.
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.