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I'm a long time user of Google Desktop Scratch Pad and I would like to be able to put the note in the cloud and make it accesible from all my electronic units.

I'm working towards changing the filepath Scratch Pad uses to retrieve the .txt to lead to a dropbox folder. As the Desktop Scratch Pad is discontinued I've had no luck in retrieving the API, but what I've got so far is this:

The scratch pad data is located at: C:\Users[user]\AppData\Local\Google\Google Desktop\a3d83d5fa2e9\scratchpad.txt

The registry keys related to Google Desktop is located at: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Desktop

I'm guessing the Scratch Pad app itself is located at: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Google Desktop\Components

I have limited experience with the registry, so I'm not able to translate the binary and hexadecmials, but I'm hoping that the path location is in there somewhere.

I may be way off and I'm not sure if this is possible to do, but I'm looking forward to hearing your thoughts.

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I don't know how well it compares, but Google offers a Scratchpad Chrome extension that, if you let it, syncs to your Google Drive. I use it quite a bit, although I like Epistle a bit more. – Al E. Dec 3 '12 at 22:42
All that said, your question would appear to be off-topic here. Google Desktop is, well, a desktop app. Such questions would be better suited to Super User. – Al E. Dec 4 '12 at 0:56
Thanks for the reply Al, I'm sorry that the question might be off-topic and will give SuperUser a go. I've tried the chrome extension Scratch Pad (and several other note-apps), but I've yet to find one that suits my needs like the old Desktop Scratch Pad. – Anders Frey Dec 4 '12 at 9:12

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