NP++ 7.5.1 version crashed and data lost

  • I experienced notepad pus (npp++) crash while saving… having several modules loaded in different tabs… awfully, I had to close npp, knowing that ‘session’ manager will get my work from the either last saved or from backup area… well I did open again npp and my program said “It seems that was modified by another program… or so, do you want to reload…?” — my error I said “Yes”, did not realized that the reload was the blanked-out one, and in that exercise I lost the one from the backup…!!! hours/weeks of work gone!
    nothing in the back up location C:\Users\Admin\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\backup
    geee…!!! terrible… I do not know how to recover my work…. any suggestion welcome… thanks

  • Do you have Settings/Preferences/Backup set?
    If so, cross your fingers and browse to the location in File Explorer.
    If you have not set it, then I can only say:
    Backup, Backup, Backup, meaning your time spent on the files is not worth a backup.

  • i had only the default back up set
    crashed file is not present in that location
    the second option is set none by default by the app
    is there any tool or software that can help
    any old version of the crashed file is also fine
    now it shows 0 KB
    debug info
    Notepad++ v7.5.1 (32-bit)
    Build time : Aug 29 2017 - 02:35:41
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 7 (64-bit)
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll PluginManager.dll XMLTools.dll

  • I don’t use the backup switch in NP++ because I fear getting into exactly the sort of situation that the OP has encountered.

    Because I am a software developer, backups are VERY important to me!

    I have two ways of backing up files:

    I wrote a tiny program called preserve that copies a file (supplied as argument) to a special directory using a numbering scheme. This lets me save what I am working on frequently without any risk that one backup will wipe out the previous one (because the files will be numbered differently).

    However, about once a week I also use EaseUS Todo Backup to create a compressed image of my C drive on a portable drive. The beauty of this software is that you can use the compressed image to restore your entire machine, but you can also connect the image as a read-only drive to recover individual drives or folders! Several images will fit on one decent sized portable drive.

    Because I am neurotic, I also copy the compressed image on to a friend’s machine.


  • not sure what the developers are thinking
    this is a well know issue
    set the default location for both options under Settings/Preferences/Backup
    better to switch to some other editor

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