Recover unsaved file, missing from backup



  • I need to recover a very important file from Notepad++, I closed accidentally a file called new 46 never saved. I have the backup enabled so in C:\Users{username}\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\backup I found some backups but exactly the file I need is missing, any way to recover that file ?

    Windows 10 restore should resolve the problem ?

    Any way to search for hex in windows temp files?

    I tried with some recovery tools but no luck, maybe the file was never saved in cache/backup.



  • @George-Predus said:

    Windows 10 restore should resolve the problem

    No

    Any way to search for hex in windows temp files?

    No

    I tried with some recovery tools but no luck, maybe the file was never saved in cache/backup.

    I’m afraid but I guess this is the only way to do it but if you have already without luck maybe
    use a different recover software.

    Cheers
    Claudia



  • @George-Predus said:

    I need to recover a very important file from Notepad++, I closed accidentally a file called new 46 never saved. I have the backup enabled so in C:\Users{username}\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\backup I found some backups but exactly the file I need is missing, any way to recover file missing from backup?

    Windows 10 restore should resolve the problem ?

    Any way to search for hex in windows temp files?

    I tried with some recovery tools but no luck, maybe the file was never saved in cache/backup.

    No, System Restore can recover deleted files, but should not be able to recover unsaved files. If it has been synchronized, the file history will help you with the recovery process.



  • @Liz-Harris

    No, System Restore can recover deleted files, but should not be able to recover unsaved files

    Would you mind to provide a little bit more info on how this should work in the case of the
    problem described by the OP?



  • I closed accidentally a file called new 46 never saved

    Notepad++ will give you a prompt in this case, if you “accidentally” close a file, for example:

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    If you answer No to this, Notepad++ takes you seriously.


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