Opening an file in “C:\Windows\System32” on a x64 system shows the content of the file in “C:\Windows\SysWOW64” if the a file with the same name exists in that folder.
- create a file “C:\Windows\System32\test.txt” with the content “bug!”
- create a file “C:\Windows\SysWOW64\test.txt” with the content “wrong content”
- open the file “C:\Windows\System32\test.txt” in notepad++ --> you will see “wrong content”
Mathias Behr last edited by
I think this is an issue since years - I would really appreciate if it get fixed, because for editing system files on x64 systems I’m still using Notepad2-x64 in order to not accidatially edit the wrong file and don’t realize it.
npp is such a great tool and it would be even better if it would ignore the system redirection vor x86 programs or even better better if it had a x64 version! ;o)
thx a lot in advance!