since your last (few) Notepad++ does not open ANSI files as "UTF-8 without BOM" anymore even if I tick the option in the settings.
You can you can reproduce that by setting the option in the settings and opening an empty text file. The file should be generated OUTSIDE of Notepad++. You really need to open it, not create it from inside Notepad++.
You will see that bottom right tells you "ANSI". If you type in some special char like "é", save the file (no change in Encoding), close and reopen it, you will see, that the mayor issue with this.
The file will be saved with ANSI encoding and not with UTF-8 without BOM.
This is pretty huge, since this could break whole applications.
I do not know why this behavior was changed or maybe it is just a bug, but it needs to be fixed immedeatly, please.