How to recover unsaved notepad file Windows 10


Were you writing something important on Windows 10 Notepad Text Editor and you closed the Application by mistake? Or while working on an important draft your system crashed or restarted?

Short answer: "There is no way you can recover an unsaved Notepad file, please start using alternate text editors like Notepad++ or Sublime Text,

Below are the few steps that you may find helpful tp recover your file if you are using Notepad ++,

  1. Press Windows Key + R to open Run
  2. Now type %AppData%/Notepad++/backup
  3. This should open C:\Users\user-name\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\backup\
  4. Now look for the file you missed to save.
Recover Unsaved file Notepad
Recover Unsaved file Notepad
-rw-r--r-- 1 User 197121    0 Jun  5 23:09 'new [email protected]_222654'
-rw-r--r-- 1 User 197121    0 Jul  4 18:41 'new [email protected]_002515'
-rw-r--r-- 1 User 197121    0 Jul 18 20:13 'new [email protected]_201323'
-rw-r--r-- 1 User 197121    0 Jul 18 23:50 'new [email protected]_202809'
-rw-r--r-- 1 User 197121    0 Jul 21 23:14 'new [email protected]_230229'
-rw-r--r-- 1 User 197121    0 Jul 25 21:40 'new [email protected]_213941'
-rw-r--r-- 1 User 197121 2.0K Jul 26 16:10 '[email protected]_152109'
-rw-r--r-- 1 User 197121 7.7K Jul 30 22:43 'new [email protected]_223035

Related Questions:

  • Are Notepad files recoverable? No
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  • Where are unsaved Notepad files saved?
  • Does notepad have an auto recovery? No