Recover corrupted file

  • fries88

    fries88 - 2010-12-08


    Does anyone knows how to recover a corrupted file?

    There was a power trip when I was saving my codes on notepad++.
    Thus my computer was been turned off at that moment as I was working on a desktop.

    When I turn the computer back on and open the file I was editing, all my codes were gone, those done on the day and days before of the power trip. All was left are multiple "null". However, the file size stayed the same as before this happened.

    Please help.
    Thanks in advance.

  • Anonymous - 2011-04-26

    im getting same issue

    did you ever fix it?

  • fries88

    fries88 - 2011-04-27

    No I've not fix it.
    I've got no idea how to fix it.

    If you do find the answer, please tell me how.


  • cchris

    cchris - 2011-04-27

    Did you check for a N++RECOV directory in %APPDATA\Temp ? That's where N++ dumps current files, if t has time.


  • A Moktar

    A Moktar - 2011-05-11

    I have this problem too,  :(

  • fries88

    fries88 - 2011-05-12


    I can't find  N++RECOV directory in %APPDATA\Temp
    I did a search in C drive but can't find %APPDATA\Temp

    Thus, corrupted file problem is still unsolved

  • cchris

    cchris - 2011-05-12

    The actual path is %temp%\N++RECOV . Any success? Perhaps N++ didn't have time to fill it up - normally it does.


  • Iakovlion

    Iakovlion - 2013-09-16

    I had the same problem. Here's the possible solution. Install Recuva. In Recuva Wizard select the folder where the corrupted file is. When it first searches for files, it finds only deleted ones. When the search is over, press "Switch to advanced mode", then "Options". Go to Actions tab, select "Scan for non-deleted files", press OK. Then press "Scan". If you are lucky, you will see your file in the list and will be able to recover it.

    Hope it helps. I recovered a style.css file this way.

    For the future: turn on backup in Notepad++ options. It's disabled by default.

    Last edit: Iakovlion 2013-09-17

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