If you format and do a clean install of new version of your distro, Ubuntu, Fedora, OpenSuSE or any other, you must back up your home directory first, in which case you’ll have anything you had in Tomboy available to restore.
There is no ~/.tomboy directory in latest linux distros.
Turns out they’re now in /home/YourUserName/.local/share/tomboy So after your upgrade, just shut down Tomboy and restore all the .note files from your backup to this directory and the notes you backed up will appear when you launch Tomboy.
Then just restart the tomboy again. Great all the notes are back. Your scraps, Phone nos, todolist, thoughts everything back….
Restore Tomboy on Mac OS
If your running Tom Boy on a mac that they changed the directory as well. It now stores your notes in …