Cannot Change Recent Files History Count
Under Settings > Preferences > Recent Files History the “Max. number of entries” box will not save any change.
OS - Win7 Pro
I set it to three different numbers and each time it remains at ‘15’.
I have uninstalled and reinstalled.
I wish to set it to ‘0’.
How to solve this issue?
as it is working for me I have to assume that either your installation is somehow corrupt
or you don’t have proper rights to do it.
Can you post your debug-info? (available under ? menu)
Uninstalled 7.5.1 x64 because no plugin manager.
Installed 7.3.3 for plugin manager and textfx.
Checked permissions and have full control as admin and as user.
Notepad++ v7.3.3 (32-bit)
Build time : Mar 8 2017 - 03:37:37
Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Admin mode : OFF
Local Conf mode : OFF
OS : Windows 7 (64-bit)
Plugins : HTMLTag_unicode.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppTextFX.dll PluginManager.dll
Thanks for your assistance.
can you give it a try to
- stop npp
- rename %APPDATA%\notepad++ directory
- start npp
@ Claudia Frank
I assume you meant %APPDATA%\Roaming\notepad++ directory or %APPDATA%\Local\notepad++ directory - as there is no %APPDATA%\notepad++ directory
Renaming both solved nothing.
I have completely uninstalled Notepad++ - including deleting all directories in %APPDATA%\Roaming, %APPDATA%\Local and Program Files X86 - three times, with absolutely no ability to change the Recent Files History Max Number.
And the most recent update changed nothing either.
The small pop-up window with the “max files” comes up
I can change the number - both by typing in and using count arrows - but when I close the window, the number remains at 10.
Is there another avenue to try, such as a registry key?
Sorry, was pretty confident that it is %APPDATA%\notepad++,
but could be that my memory plays a trick on me.
It’s been a while since I’ve used windows.
As far as I know, no, npp doesn’t save this in the registry instead
it uses different config files. The one in question is config.xml.
And the line is
<History nbMaxFile="10" inSubMenu="no" customLength="-1">
From your debug-info output it should be the one under %APPDATA% as the
Local Conf mode is OFF but just to be sure, check the one under C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++ as well.