after update to Notepad++ v7.7.1 cannot find already opened and saved files , im really need this previous open files any one can help me



  • cannot find already opened and saved files , im really need this previous open files any one can help me



  • @Mahmoud-Mohammed ,

    Your existing session (ie, already opened files) should have been saved in %AppData%\Notepad++\session.xml, and when you upgraded to v7.7.1, it should have kept the existing session.xml. And the list of recently-used files should have been kept and automatically used from %AppData%\Notepad++\config.xml.

    If that didn’t happen, either you had a non-standard installation of your old version, or did a non-standard installation of the new version (or both). Or maybe you did a complete uninstall without saving the %AppData%

    Other than that, I’m not sure what could have gone wrong to overwrite your session.xml and/or config.cml

    If both are non-standard, you might be able to recover: if they were both local/portable/zip instead of “installed”, then you just have to browse to the old-unzipped-directory, grab those two files, and paste them into the new-unzipped-directory.

    Unfortunately, if you overwrote the only session.xml and/or config.xml files, then those lists are gone (unless you have backup software that’s running and that backs up your %AppData% hierarchy).

    If you’re talking about “what happened to my files that I had left open-and-unsaved”, those temporary files are stored in %AppData%\Notepad++\backup\ for normal installation, in <unzip-dir>\backup\ for local/portable/zip, and in the directory indicated by Settings > Preferences > Backup > Backup Path if that setting had been changed.

    If none of those help, the files are likely gone. Sorry. There are data-recovery programs out there (I’ve heard tell of recuva, or some such, but cannot vouch for its safety or effectiveness). Unfortunately, as with any application, the onus is on the user to make sure that all files are properly saved in known locations, and that backups happen often enough that no critical data is lost. Applications can help you, but in the end, your data integrity is your own responsibility.


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