Notepad++ was not picking up document changes
John Bowles last edited by
Hi, I was using an old version of notepad++ and I had 3 documents I regularly had to do a search and replace on. So I just left them open all the time. I would update the documents from another program and with notepad++ already open when I switched to notepad++ in windows it would notify me that the document had been changed by another program. I would then go ahead and do the two search and replace actions and save it and all was good.
So I upgraded notepad++ (not that I needed to) and this automatic detection of another program changing the document stopped working.
I just solved it by uninstalling and reinstalling the old version. I just thought I would let you know.
gurikbal singh last edited by
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Alan Kilborn last edited by
Maybe the newer version of Notepad++ has different Preference settings than the earlier version. Maybe all you need to do is adjust the Preference setting to get the old behavior you liked back. Or maybe not…
pnedev last edited by
As @Alan-Kilborn said, check your preferences - go to
Settings->Preferences->MISCand on the right check
File Status Auto-Detectionstate.