Does Notepad++ keep a History or Log of "Find in Files" made?



  • TL/DR
    I overwrote a folder of .txt files with older versions and I need to re-create a number of search / replace actions on the files in a folder and I am hoping Notepad++ has a history or log where I can find the list of replaced terms I used, even better if it showed how many changes were made. Its not the current notepad++ session

    Notepad++ 7.7.1 on Windows 10 (without versioning enabled)

    Anyone able to help?

    Longer version
    I used Notepad++'s “Find in Files” feature to correct alot of OCR errors in a series of files. I saved the text as individual text files but there were a lot of mistakes that spanned multiple files. I went through and made a large number of Find in file searches to replace common errors in all files so I didn’t have to repeat the process in each file each time. I was delighted that I found that feature in Notepad++. I saved the files with their corrected text in place (no copy) Jump to a few weeks later and I am back looking at the folder but accidentally copy the old text (with errors) over my updated files. I was able to use the drop down list to find a few of the replacement tuples but can’t recall all of them and was hoping Notepad++ can save me again



  • @mobcdi,

    %appdata%\notepad++\config.xml keeps the most recent searches, replaces, filename filters, etc.

    I don’t know if it will have a long enough history for you, but it’s at least got the most recent ones. If it’s gone beyond that file, then sorry, but I don’t believe there’s another longer-term log of such terms.



  • Thanks I had a check and it shows the same values as in the drop down lists in the UI and I’ve applied them as well. I also found the verbose backup option (that I hadn’t enabled) so I think I’m out of luck.


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