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
~/Library/Preferences and you should be good.
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.
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.