Bookmarks not saving

  • I wonder if that is the problem, I dont have any config.xml files in any folder…

    Notepad++ v7.7 (32-bit)
    Build time : May 19 2019 - 13:08:20
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 7 (64-bit)
    Plugins : DSpellCheck.dll FingerText.dll HTMLTag_unicode.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll

  • @Billy-Nair

    because of your debug-info you should see a config.xml in %AppData%\Roaming\Notepad++ which expands to something like

    If npp can’t find its config.xml, it will recreate it.

  • cool, thank you!

  • @Ekopalypse said:

    you should see a config.xml in %AppData%\Roaming\Notepad++

    As a reminder, this FAQ explains that %AppData% includes the Roaming when it expands. The easiest way to verify if you’ve got your %AppData%\... path correct: paste your path in Explorer’s location, and see whether it goes to the right location.

  • @PeterJones - great, thanks for reminding me. Good job!! :-)

  • Yes, I am seeing this, too with one file but not others. That is, I quit Notepad++, then re-open it. Nearly all the files have their bookmarks intact as usual, except one file that has lost its bookmarks

    Alan Kilborn: the link you posted is for a different issue. The original poster on this thread specifically described >expected< behavior wherein you close a file, then re-open it within a session of Notepad++ and the bookmarks are gone. And described >unexpected< behavior where you quite Notepad++, then run it again, and have now lost bookmarks. The thread you linked to has someone having a problem with losing bookmarks when closing a file, then opening it again, which is how Notepad++ has always behaved.

  • the link you posted is for a different issue

    Right. That’s why I followed it up with:

    @Alan-Kilborn said:

    I guess I read the OP wrongly

  • Version 7.7 32-bit.

    Was not a problem with my prior version, 7.6.6.

  • Notepad++ v7.7 (64-bit)
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)

    … the same! After the Update from v7.6.6 to v7.7 - the bookmarks are gone, if I close n++.

    But only if the file is stored on a USB device. If a file is saved locally, the bookmarks remain in their position.

    Was not a problem with the prior version, 7.6.6.

    Where is the problem? What can I do?
    Hopefully the bug will be fixed in the next update.

  • In my case, the files that lose bookmarks are on a fixed SSD partition along with most of the other files that do not lose their bookmarks. No USB storage involved.

    I think the problem has to do with file sizes.

    Of the files I have open, four of them lose their bookmarks when exiting, then re-opening Notepad++. These files have the following line counts: 280980, 416104, 434832, 581174.

    On the other hand, three files with smaller line counts do not lose their bookmarks: 105223, 158791, 296381.

    Since there is some overlap in the ranges of line counts (that is, a file with 296k lines doesn’t lose bookmarks, but a file with 281k lines does lose bookmarks), I suspect the total size of the file (rather than number of lines) is related to the bookmarks getting cleared.

  • Correction: the above numbers were “length” counts, not line counts. There may be some correspondence between file size and losing bookmarks, but it isn’t a straightforward cause-and-effect.

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