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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++ itself doesn't have file versioning. You would need to have a separate version control system or manual backups to have a previous version of the file to restore.

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thanks Chris , I was thinking that it might some be somewhere saved as a temp file on my windows system What do you think? – redkoala Feb 15 '12 at 14:12
@redkoala - that I don't know, sorry. – ChrisF Feb 15 '12 at 14:19

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

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