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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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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

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

If none of these work you will have to reconstruct it from local memory. By local memory I of course mean your brain, your screwed if there are no restore points.

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Welcome to Super User! The site's Q&A format reserves answers for solutions to the question. This post is really a comment rather than an answer. You can always comment on your own posts, and once you have sufficient reputation you will be able to comment on any post. – fixer1234 Jun 23 at 21:28
I think you are wrong it is in fact an answer – Tommy Holman Jun 23 at 22:02
It's a response, but not an answer within the site's definition. Starting over is a generic alternative that applies to virtually everything when there's no good solution, so it isn't considered a solution to the question that would go in an answer. The rest of your post basically says there are no answers other than what has already been posted, which is an opinion or speculation. This is really an observation rather than a solution to what was asked. Responses of this nature go in comments. – fixer1234 Jun 23 at 23:29

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