data erasure on abrupt shutdown?

  • Hello. This is perhaps a stupid question, but I had a txt file open in NP++ (, Win8) when power was interrupted. Upon restarting the computer I discovered that the text in the file has been replaced by a very large number of null characters. I don’t imagine this is in any way fixable, but I’d still like to know if this sort of thing is a known issue? (And if so can anyone recommend a txt editor that doesn’t do this?)

  • @Eugene-Ipavec

    did you check the backup directory? Maybe there is an previous version there.
    Concerning the editor, I guess the only editor which doesn’t have that potential risk
    is an editor which doesn’t interact with files.


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