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Is there a way to make Notepad++ to ask for confirmation when replacing all instances of a string in a file or files?

This is to prevent inadvertent replacement.

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Can't you just replace one by one instead of doing replace all? – terdon Aug 21 '12 at 14:40
Sublime Text 2 asks for a confirmation when replacing multiple instances. Besides, Sublime Text 2 is awesome. – amiregelz Aug 22 '12 at 14:09

Not that I know of. If you're modifying a single file, I don't think it's needed.

Clicking Replace All always displays a dialog showing how many occurrences were replaced. To revert the changes, just give focus to the text window and Ctrl + Z to undo the last operation.

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Would this undo all changes in all the files changed? – mpajoh Aug 21 '12 at 14:47
I think it would apply to each instance a repacement was performed. 52 replacements? Then you would need to ctrl+z 52 times, or, just hold the two keys down for a few seconds and let the keyboard do the repeating for you.. (this takes a little skill)> – hydroparadise Aug 21 '12 at 15:32
So, this means if the string was replaced in 30 files, and say 10 times in each files then one has to do what?:( – mpajoh Aug 21 '12 at 17:06
@mpajoh: I don't have Windows installed right now, so I can't confirm if you can undo edits in all files simultaneously, but you only have to press the key combination once to undo all replaces in one file. – Dennis Aug 21 '12 at 17:08
@mpajoh just try it yourself... It undoes all replacements in one file for sure, but I've never used "replace in all open files" so I don't know if ctrl+z also undoes in all files. – Luc Aug 21 '12 at 17:12

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