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I would like to restore a previous version of file that has been saved. My computer has crushed during work on one of the Files in Notepad++. When I started it again it went blank and few days of my work are basically gone. Is there a way to restore it?

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I know this question is ancient, but I thought someone would benefit from my solution. I had NP++ crash while trying to save my file and the result was losing not only the changes but the original file as well. I did some digging around in the directory structure of my user account (C:\users\<user>\) and found that there is a handy temporary folder for NP++. It had the copy of my file which was to be written to the disk.

Check this location if you have the same problem and are using Windows 7: C:\Users\<user>\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\backup

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This saved me from hours or rebuilding a page that I thought was gone for good! thanks!! – blackhawk Feb 12 '15 at 22:51
Thanks a lot! You saved my life! – Stewart Apr 24 '15 at 17:10
no backup folder at said path :( – Vedant Kekan Dec 28 '15 at 6:51

Check Windows previous versions, right click, Properties, Previous Versions

Previous Versions

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I encounter a similar problem, where I overwrote an important file in Notepad++ and thankfully I was able to go to the file location, I right-clicked on the file, and selected "restore previous versions". From there I chose the latest version prior to the override and everything looks good for me.

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Worked. Thanks. – Lanaru Sep 15 '15 at 16:33

Notepad++ does have file versioning.

In Settings > Preferences > Backup there is an option "Verbose backup".

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This saves a new copy of the file into the "Custom Backup Directory". The current date/time is appended to the filename.

With "Simple backup" just the previous version of the file is saved.

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Settings > Preferences > Backup tab > Click Verbose Backup This will time stamp a copy of your file every time you save. – Mr.X May 15 at 9:24

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