Notepad++ crashes, file is lost

  • I use Notepad++ all the time in a programming environment. I usually have about 10 - 15 files open.

    Every so often, when I click “Save”, Notepad++ crashes. This wouldn’t be SO bad except that it helpfully truncates the file it wanted to save to zero bytes before crashing. To say this is a hassle is an understatement. Sure, I have a backup copy of my work, but when NP++ crashes, I do lose the work since the last backup. Here’s the crash info:

    Problem signature:
    Problem Event Name: BEX
    Application Name: notepad++.exe
    Application Version:
    Application Timestamp: 56ca1e0b
    Fault Module Name: notepad++.exe
    Fault Module Version:
    Fault Module Timestamp: 56ca1e0b
    Exception Offset: 000e65f1
    Exception Code: c0000417
    Exception Data: 00000000
    OS Version: 6.1.7601.
    Locale ID: 1033
    Additional Information 1: 9e02
    Additional Information 2: 9e023f8ba0b6751ce938bf55d2c9f867
    Additional Information 3: 153d
    Additional Information 4: 153d0bdf5b77f6e1ecaf76d7388bedaf

    P.S. I just found out that NP++ has backup copies in the C:\Users\MyUser\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\backup directory. That’s a help.

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