SysWow64 bug!

  • 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”

    Best regards,


  • 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!


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