Product updates erase my recent files list



  • I keep about ten text files open all the time in Notepad++. They’re scattered across different drives, and most of them are four or five levels down from the root folders. If I ever close one accidentally, it’s usually easy to retrieve from the recent files listed under the File menu. However, when I run a periodic update to the latest version of Notepad++, that list always gets cleared out. At that point, I have to do a lot of searching to reload some of those text files. To make recovery a little faster, I now keep a text file on my desktop that contains the names and locations of my ten working files. Still, I’m wondering if there’s a way to update the product without killing the recent files list. Thanks.



  • @Dean-Lesner said in Product updates erase my recent files list:

    I now keep a text file on my desktop that contains the names and locations of my … working files

    Probable even easier is to do File > Save Session… before such an update, and File > Load Session… after.

    Product updates erase my recent files list

    Yea, it is a known thing.



  • When I actually try my own advice…

    I notice that any files that have never been saved, e.g. new 2, new 5 , etc. aren’t saved into the session file that is created.

    I don’t typically operate with such files open for very long, and it doesn’t sound like the OP does either, but I wanted to mention it.

    It should be common sense to manually save your data before doing something like upgrading your software, but we do see a lot of tech support questions about “lost files”…



  • just a batchfile with ten lines (placed on the desktop) would help you. Once created you can use it everytime. If there is a need to changed this set of files. It’s simple enough to change the batchfile.

    call “C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe” “file01”
    call “C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe” "file02"

    and so on.



  • @tseGIT

    Do you think that is better than the session file approach?
    I don’t.


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