Where does Notepad++ save temp files?

In the Notepad++ application you can work on multiple tabs at once, and each of these tabs can be either a file that you have saved on your Windows device at a specific location or an unsaved tab file that is saved by Notepad++ at a temporary location.

If you want to locate where these temp files are stored, follow the below steps.

  1. Open Notepad++
  2. On the menu go to Settings -> Preferences...
  3. Select backup from sidebar.
  4. Now under "Session snapshots and periodic back" make a note of "Backup path" (in my case it is C:\Users\Administrator\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\backup\)
  5. Open this location and you should see a file for each tab as temp files.
Notepad++ backup setting
Notepad++ Temp file backup files

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