N++ loses touch with open files if network goes down
I find it a nuisance that if the network connection between my PC and my file server stops working (which it periodically does), N++ asks me for every single file that is open “The file <filepath> doesn’t exist any more. Keep this file in editor? Yes|No”.
It does this whether I have changed the file or not, so I have no idea what data I am losing if I click Yes, or how many redundant file copies I am making if I select No.
Why can’t N++ re-establish connection with the file server once the network is restored (assuming of course that the original files are still there in the same place), and avoid this? And/or why can’t it remember which files have been changed, and only prompt me to save the ones that have been changed?
Thanks - Rowan
Preferences -> MISC -> File Status Auto-Detection
Clear Enable checkbox.
Notepad++ is not really aware of network. It just work with file paths.
When the file at its path is modified or no longer valid Notepad++ reacts - if you choose so.
Many users/developers manipulate the same set of files with multiple applications so this is convenient to allow Notepad++ to accept external modifications and keep files in synch. But others can choose to turn it off.
In fact other users complained about a much more annoying problem: Notepad++ tend to hang when Network connections are flaky.