Abhishek Mehta last edited by
Had some quick important notes on the change.log tab of the application, accidentally clicked update and post update everything on the 1st tab/which is change.log all is gone. checked the backup files(%AppData%\Notepad++\backup) but that tab has no backup. The only backup it has is from tab1. please help i really need to retrieve those details if possible.
PeterJones last edited by
the change.log tab of the application, … 1st tab which is change.log
Based on that phrasing, what I assume happened is that the previous time Notepad++ updated, it automatically opened with the Notepad++ change.log file (from the Notepad++ application directory) open to tell you the changes in the Notepad++ application. You then started adding your own change history for something unknown to us, and saved it in that same file in the Notepad++ application directory. When Notepad++ updated most recently, it reasonably updated its own change history in its own directory, thus overwriting the changes you made to the Notepad++ file.
There’s a small chance that I’ve mis-guessed, and the change.log got closed, but not overwritten by the update. You could open
C:\Program Files(x86)\Notepad++\change.logto know for sure.
But assuming you meant that your data was gone and
change.logwas back to displaying the Notepad++ change history (like it’s supposed to): Unless you have some backup software running, I doubt there is any backup of the data you wrote. I am sorry. Recuva or other recovery software might be able to find old versions, but I wouldn’t hold my breath on that one.
For the future, I highly recommend with Notepad++ or any other application that you should not store your data in the application’s folder – I consider any file inside the application’s folder to be fair game for the application to change or delete without warning or recourse.
Alan Kilborn last edited by
Who types supposedly valuable information into Notepad++'s own
People that don’t understand the concept of a “file” maybe? Or a Notepad++ “tab”?
Help us understand why this was done.