Notepad++ is a replacement for a notepad and is a free source code editor and allows users to edit files with diverse file extensions. However, you may lose your unsaved files in Notepad++ because freezing happens or the program crashes or corrupts. This article discusses effective methods to recover unsaved files in Notepad++. Recover unsaved Notepad++ files from a backup folder or use professional data recovery software-Recoverit Data Recovery.
Notepad++ is a free text and source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License. Notepad++ is written in C++ and uses pure Win32 API and STL which ensures a higher execution speed and smaller program size.
Notepad++ files are identical to Notepad files. Even though Notepad++ is a lot more capable text editor compared with the original Notepad, it doesn't depend on some proprietary file format to store files.
If Notepad++ suddenly crashes or corrupts you may lose your unsaved files. However, if the periodic backup feature is turned on you may have chance to recover unsaved or corrupted files after the program crashes.
Backups can be found directly on PC by navigating to C:\Users\UserName\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\backup (usually).
If the Notepad++ backup folder is not there, follow these steps to recover unsaved Notepad++ files from the backup:
Step 1. Find Notepad ++ backup location on PC.
Step 2. Find Notepad ++ backups for lost/unsaved files.
Step 3. Save and restore lost Notepad ++ files.
When Notepad++ crashes/gets corrupt and delete your .txt files or you lose unsaved Notepad++ files, you can restore form backup. However, if backup files cannot be found on PC you can use professional data recovery software- Recoverit Data Recovery and recover unsaved files.
Recoverit is an easy to use powerful data recovery software that helps to retrieve lost and deleted files under different scenarios. It recovers all file types including documents, graphics, photos, videos, emails and other files. Recoverit provides different modes of data recovery. Simple scan can be performed to access inaccessible data. And to get more detailed results, "all-around recovery" can be performed as well.
Recoverit scan the device where you have saved Notepad++ program and recover deleted or unsaved files in three simple steps
Download and install Recoverit Data Recovery on your computer, follow the steps mentioned below to recover unsaved or deleted Notepad++ files.
Step 1: Select the location from where your files were deleted
Select the location where your Word document files lost, and then click "Start" to begin scanning.
Step 2: Scan deleted files
The recovery software will start all-around scan to search your deleted and unsaved Notepad++ files. It will take few minutes to finish scanning. However, if the files are of large size it will take few hours to scan.
Step 3: Preview and recover deleted files
After the scan, you can preview all recovered files, select the target one and click "Recover" button to save.
Notepad is a classic windows built-in text editor and doesn't really have many features. It is one tool that is used by every individual to write or edit text files. On the other hand, Notepad++ is a free source code editor which is a replacement for the notepad. It additionally supports more languages. Tabbed documents, spell checker, file comparisons, zooming, and the find and replacement feature make it much more attractive than the old traditional notepad.
|Programming Language||MASM (originally)||C++|
|Cost||Bundled with Microsoft Windows||Free|
|MDI: Overlappable Windows||✘||✘|
|MDI: Tabbed Document Interface||✘||✔|
|MDI: Window Splitting||✘||✔
|Regex – based find and replace||✘||✔|
|Rectangular block selection||✘||✔|
|Text shell integration||✔||✔|
|Graphical Shell Integration||✔||✔|
|Large file support||memory||✔
|Search in files||✘||✔|
Relevant Reading: How to recover unsaved Notepad files?
Be it due to computer crashes, program corrupts or crashes or freezing happens document gets lost or deleted. In this case, files can be recovered from backup but if you still did not manage to find the documents you are looking for, then use the most powerful option, use of free data recovery tool. The best software we recommend is Recoverit Data Recovery. Recoverit Data Recovery can easily recover unsaved or lost files back in three simple steps i.e. select, scan, preview and save.