"new 1" never goes away



  • The temp files “new 1”, “new 2”, “new 3” never go away.
    Setting -> preferences -> Backup -> (unchecking) Remember current… and Enable session… does not persist. Each time the dialog is opened, the two setting are enabled.



  • @Paul-Roubekas

    could it be that this was set using an administrative account and you
    are using a less privileged account currently?
    Can you post your debug info which is available from the ? menu, the last menu item?



  • Notepad++ v7.7.1 (64-bit)
    Build time : Jun 16 2019 - 21:24:47
    Path : C:\ProgramData\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : ON
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll



  • @Paul-Roubekas

    Admin mode : OFF tells us that you current user has no administrative privilege (yet) but the first question isn’t answered.

    In APPDATA there is a notepad++ directory.
    Can you temporarily rename it and start npp to see if the behavior changes?



  • @Ekopalypse said,

    In APPDATA there is a notepad++ directory.

    But notice that @Paul-Roubekas is using Local Conf mode : ON, so it should be ignoring %AppData%.

    What strikes me as odd is that @Paul-Roubekas has

    Path : C:\ProgramData\Notepad++\notepad++.exe

    I don’t normally see people the application executable in the ProgramData folder. I don’t know what oddities Windows might do with permissions in there. (There were the dabblings in ProgramData in v7.6.0-v7.6.2, but even upgrading from one of those wouldn’t’ve caused a Local-Config install with the exe in ProgramData, I wouldn’t think.)

    @Paul-Roubekas ,

    Similar to @Ekopalypse’s suggestion, you might want to try to exit all instances of Notepad++, rename c:\ProgramData\Notepad++\config.xml, start just one instance of Notepad++ as your normal (non-Admin) user, change the Backup settings, exit Notepad++, re-run, and see if the changed backup settings persisted or not. Also check the last-modified date of the new c:\ProgramData\Notepad++\config.xml. update: it would help if you gave a before/after screenshot of the modified-date on that file.

    Aside from ProgramData oddities and privileges on the config.xml, my other thought would be that maybe @Paul-Roubekas has multiple instances of Notepad++ running, so if he changed the wrong instance, but closed another Notepad++ after that, the setting would be overwritten.



  • Don’t have permission to change or delete the file. I have reached out to someone who does to make the change. It may take a day or two.

    Thanks for the help. :-)


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