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How can I stop opening all these files?

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Pilgrim
2013-09-22
2013-09-27
  • Pilgrim
    Pilgrim
    2013-09-22

    I use Notepad++ on Windows 7, and I really like it. However, I keep running into a problem - the file tab is too cluttered on startup!

    I have unchecked the box to remember session for next launch, and most of the time that works, whether I open a file or just run the program. However, I keep a text file in my Startup folder, a place to put reminders of things. That way, I see it every time I boot my computer. But when Notepad++ starts up in this method, it opens everything on the recent files list - sometimes in several different windows rather than as a tabs in a single window.

    I don't want to lose my reminder file, and I don't want to associate .txt files with another program. How can I fix this?

     
  • Pilgrim
    Pilgrim
    2013-09-26

    Bumping. Anybody know how to stop this?

     
  • Loreia2
    Loreia2
    2013-09-26

    Hi Pligrim,

    what happens if you instruct Notepad++ not to save recent files history?
    Also, which version are you using?

    BR,
    Loreia

     
  • Pilgrim
    Pilgrim
    2013-09-27

    I already have that option selected as well - "Don't check at launch time" under Recent File History. I'm using version 6.3.3.

    Also, just noticed today that it isn't, in fact, opening all recent files, because a file I created last night wasn't there. It looks like it's the same group that I had before unchecking the session remembrance box. I'm going to try following up on that, I'll post my results.

    EDIT: Facepalm Okay, I feel really stupid. I should have checked all that before...

    Turns out the problem wasn't with Notepad++. I hadn't been checking my file paths properly. Notepad++ was saving a bunch of files into my Startup folder since that's where I had the original text file. Moved them to my documents folder where they should have been, and the problem was solved.

     
    Last edit: Pilgrim 2013-09-27
  • Loreia2
    Loreia2
    2013-09-27

    EDIT: Facepalm Okay, I feel really stupid. I should have checked all that before...
    Turns out the problem wasn't with Notepad++. I hadn't been checking my file paths properly. Notepad++ was saving a bunch of files into my Startup folder since that's where I had the original text file. Moved them to my documents folder where they should have been, and the problem was solved.

    Good to hear, because it sounded like a serious bug.

    BR,
    Loreia