I know this question has been asked before and I have read many answers from various forums regarding this issue but I have never ever been able to find my actual configuration files for Notepad++.
I have been using Notepad++ for many years and periodically something will happen or I will change computers and I will have to reinstall it and then reconfigure ever setting all over again since I have no prior config files that I can just copy back. Very frustrating.
I have always set a "DoLocalConf.xml" in the install directory because it has been said that this will store settings in the install directory (but doesn't). I have also looked in the folder: user / Roaming / appdata for notepad++ and the settings are not there either (even though the folder exists depending on if I have creatd DoLocalConf.xml or not). -- To be more specific - the CONFIG files are there but they never change after I have setup my preferences and such.
I use Beyond Compare to diff them every time and they stay identical and the timestamp does not change. A very simple example is I go to preferences, set "show close button", "draw vertical line", Set backup directory, ... and then close Notepad++ and none of the notepad++ xml files get updated. I don't understand how this is possible. Every once in a while I will spend hours reading forums and searching for these settings only to finally give up until the next time I have to reinstall. There must be something else to check where they are stored.
I have a Windows 7 professional setup and (currently) using the latest Notepad++ 6.2.3