I have lot of open tabs in my notepad++. Few are already saved ones but there are lot of them which are not saved at all. Is there any way to save everything whatever I have in my notepad++ without doing lot of work?

If I click "save all" then it asks me to provide file name for each unsaved ones and I have around 500+ tabs opened in notepad++. It's too much work for me to save all those unsaved ones by clicking on popup window.

For example check header in below screenshot, you will see lot of tabs:

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  • Just curious, why do you have 500+ new files opened in Notepad++? Can you please describe your process? Mar 30, 2020 at 14:29

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When you close Notepad++ all non-saved files are saved in the backup directory, if you have checked

Settings > Preferences > Backup > Remember current session for next launch

  • Windows10

The filenames are like new1@date_time

  • I have this enabled, yet there is nothing in that directory.
    – not2qubit
    Jan 10, 2022 at 5:10

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