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If I've accidentally modified a configuration file using Notepad++, saved it, and then closed the file - is there any possibility that Notepad++ may have saved the pre-modified content in a temporary file somewhere?

I need to recover the configuration file - any ideas how I can do this?

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Go to: Settings > Preferences > Backup.

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No. There is no way to restore state of the closed file.

But pcunite pointed out a good way to go in Your future daily work with notepad++. Backup is as simple as selection of one option in the settings.

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From a discussion at Sourceforge:

Try finding the recovery folder of Notepad++. On my XP machine, it is at C:\Documents and Settings\<user account name>\Local Settings\Temp\N++RECOV The path may start differently in other versions of Windows.

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