Moving profile from machine to machine
Will Pittenger last edited by
I’m migrating from one machine to another. I copied from the old Window profile’s AppData/Local and AppData/Roaming to the Windows profile on the new machine. But when I opened Notepad++ on the new machine, my tabs were gone. What’s going on?
PeterJones last edited by PeterJones
If you did the copy of the …\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++ (also known as
%AppData%\Notepad++🛈 – and Notepad++ has not put anything in …\AppData\Local since at least v7.6.3, and I don’t remember it putting anything in there prior to v7.6.x) while the destination Notepad++ was open (either on the source or the destination), then when you closed Notepad++ it would overwrite what’s there.
If Notepad++ was not open when you did the copy, then that should have copied over your current session, which would include full paths to every file that was open, and it would include your periodic-backup directory for unsaved files (if you have that option enabled) and those
new #files would also be listed in the session file… so it should have copied all that.
But of course, that only applies with standard installations of Notepad++ with the normal file locations, which may or may not be how you are configured, either on the old machine or the new.