All recent files disappeared

  • Normally, when NP is opened, all the recent files display their tabs at the top of the np panel. Yesterday when I ran up np, all the tags had disappeared and the recent file list displayed very old files.

    I re-opened the files I needed.

    Today, they are all gone again. Why is NP forgetting the files that are open?

  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @Gary-Williams

    please check your settings at settings > preferences > backup > session snapshot and periodic backup, as seen at the screenshot below.

    settings - session and backup

    make sure that remember current session for next launch and enable session snapshot and periodic backup are enabled, and the backup is set to 7 seconds.

    if it is set that way, but it does not work, please provide us with your debug information, by going to the notepad++ menu ? > debug info... > copy debug info into clipboard.

    important note: notepad++ downloaded from the microsoft store or from portableapps . com are known to have similar issues.
    please make sure you only download official versions from .

    best regards.

  • Thanks Meta. That fixed it.



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