File text all replaced with NULL



  • I have a text file on my desktop that had my to - do list on and I went to open it up yesterday and now it’s just all been replaced with multiple NULL NULL NULL.

    I googled it and found one somewhat relevant thread elsewhere that said it may be the result of not shutting my laptop down properly ie I held the power button down to force it as I was having issues with waiting on the usual way.

    But I’m quite sure I had already saved all my tabs in n++ so I dunno why that would have anything to do with it…is my file recoverable?

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  • @Justin-Hess

    could be, depends how your windows/notepad++ has been configured.
    Windows supports copies by using vss (??) service - means if you can right click
    on the file there should be a tab which provides access to a previous version.
    If you don’t see that tab, you don’t have configured it.

    Notepad++ has also some kind of functionality - backups.
    If this has been set you could check the backup directory and see if your file has been
    backed up.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • Thanks for the response, I checked the right click/restore previous versions options which is what I think you’re referring too? But it says at the top ‘previous versions from file history or restore points’ and then below that ‘there are no previous versions available’
    I’ll have to google how to configure that for foture protection, but either way it was one of the few files I for some reason just had on my desktop directly vs in dropbox which is a mistake I won’t make again…I’ll at least put it in drop and make a shortcut to my desktop…

    I just checked my dropbox backup folder and it only has two text files in there, one from few days ago and one I was just editing a few minutes ago…not sure why the file, or any other text file, since it is set to periodically backup every 7 seconds by the way it looks…is in there. But I changed the backup settings to back up to another backup folder in dropbox upon save, which may be redundant.

    @Claudia-Frank said:

    @Justin-Hess

    could be, depends how your windows/notepad++ has been configured.
    Windows supports copies by using vss (??) service - means if you can right click
    on the file there should be a tab which provides access to a previous version.
    If you don’t see that tab, you don’t have configured it.

    Notepad++ has also some kind of functionality - backups.
    If this has been set you could check the backup directory and see if your file has been
    backed up.

    Cheers
    Claudia


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