How can I stop the warning that appears in Notepad++ if the file is modified from an external program or application?


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Settings -> Preferences -> MISC. tab

In the section that says File Status Auto Detection make sure that Enable is unchecked


Settings → Preferences → Misc. → Uncheck Enable under File Status Auto-Detection

Also, as Jet pointed out, you can also have 'Update silently' checked if you want it to auto-update the file.

Uncheck 'Enable' to disable update detection or check both 'Enable' and 'Update silently' to automatically update once a change is made.

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    Or check "Update Silently" if you want to update it automatically.
    – Jet
    Jun 1, 2014 at 19:25
  • Wish you could have only the files in "tail"/monitoring mode update silently. (...goes off to look for existing GitHub Issue or open one...)
    – dbreaux
    Aug 30, 2018 at 14:44

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