I had to immediate shut down, and I lost about 20 unsaved tabs, is there any way to recover these?
Is there any way to recover unsaved files?
Notepad++ will autosave if configured to do so.
Goto menu "Settings" > "Preferences" > "Backup" tab to see your configuration.
If "Enable session snapshot and periodic backup" has been checked then there will a "Backup path" configured.
The default "Backup path" is
<Notepad++ install directory>\backup.
You can look in this directory for any backup files.
When was the "Session snapshot and periodic backup" feature introduced?
In version 6.6.x:
As a reminder, the main feature of v6.6.x is Session snapshot & periodic backup - user won't be asked to save unsaved file as he quits Notepad++, and on startup Notepad++ restores the unsaved file and unsaved untitled document of last session. Such periodic backup of unsaved files will protects your data from the PC crashing or power outage.
You can always turn off this feature to get back the old behaviour: http://notepad-plus-plus.org/assets/images/sessionSnapshot.png
Source Notepad++ 6.6.2 released
I had also lost my one notepad++ file but I was able to recover that file from following location:
I am using Windows 7.
If notepad wasn't able to create backup file and crashed. At that point it tried to recover files as dump which could be found at following place
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