Is it possible to reopen mistakenly closed file in Notepad++ using keyboard shortcut (
Ctrl + Shift + T). Most web browsers have this feature, if you close a tab by mistake.
Can we do that in NPP too?
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If you do not have it setup already, you can have notepad++ "save" files automatically into notepad++ in case notepad++ gets closed or computer shuts down.
You will go to Settings -> Preferences -> Backup -> Enable session snapshot and periodic backup
At this point you will be able to close notepad++ and if you open it back up your files that you had open will still be there. You can also shutdown your computer and open notepad++ backup and your files that you had open will be there.
Also like what Romeo mentioned, you can press control + shift + t, and it will open your last txt document, but it will not work for unsaved txt documents.
After my comment earlier today, I found a bit of time and downloaded a portable v6.5 (from Sept 2013). It has that functionality, kind of, though under different names.
Once you close one or more tabs, the File menu will have a list of most-recently-closed files. You can click on the appropriate number, and it will re-open that file. So the keyboard sequence Alt F 1 (a sequence, not holding them down) will open the most-recently-closed. It's not quite as simple as Ctrl+Shift+T, but it's the same number of finger-presses. And just below that, Open All Recent Files will open all the recently-closed files. Unfortunately, neither of those has entries in the Shortcut Mapper... for v6.5.
I tried some experiments: I looked up the MessageID's from 7.6.2, which are Open All Recent Files (MessageID=42040) and Restore Recent Closed File (41021), and compared those to the codes in the 6.5 source code: I found Open All Recent Files was still 42040, but couldn't find an equivalent of Restore Recent Closed File. I tried adding a shortcut for both of those, or for just the 42040, by editing
shortcuts.xml in the
<InternalCommands> section, and exiting/reloading.... But NPPv6.5 didn't do anything when I tried those shortcuts, and when I exited and reloaded again, those shortcuts disappeared from
shortcuts.xml: so NPPv6.5 doesn't want shortcuts for even that known ID=42040.
So, the best I have to offer is to ask your Admin to install a newer version. As the best workaround I can find, use Alt F 1 in sequence.
Hope this helps.