Has anyone thought about making a Notebook type app, that could house all my notepads with subtab groups and maybe keep them all in a repository so I don’t automagically delete the file. I’d do it myself but I’d like it to work.
not really clear to me what you are trying to achieve. Would you mind explaining in more detail?
If you want to have different sessions (that’s how I interpret your “groups of tabs” desire), you might want to try the Session Manager plugin, which you can download using Plugins > Plugins Admin… on 7.6.3, or using Plugins > Plugin Manager on 7.5.9 and earlier. I’ve heard good things about Session Manager, and believe it will behave similarly to what you’ve described.
I am hoping “so I don’t automagically delete the file” means the session file. If you’re talking about keeping unsaved files across multiple closing and re-opening of Notepad++, you’re just asking for trouble. NPP has an autosave feature for unsaved files, but no autosave feature is 100% reliable (even professional ones like MS Word), and bad things can happen. If you don’t want to lose files, save often, and use automated backup and/or version control software.