Recover Notepad content in Windows 10

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I have the preinstalled Notepad that comes with Windows 10. It just froze when I was in the middle of writing an important document. I didn't get the chance to save it either. All of my content has now disappeared - any chance I can recover it? Thanks so much.
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Most likely no. Unless you saved it it’s gone. That is one of the primary reasons I do not use notepad for important documents.  If you had done any copy / paste you may be able to recover what ever is on the clipboard. That is as long as you have not rebooted the PC which would clear the cache.

There is a free tool Note Tab Light. It has an auto save feature to prevent losses in the future. Launch the program and click VIEW > OPTIONS then in the middle is a check box for automatic save and you can specify the number of minutes to save your work. 

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  • Subhendu Sen
    Almost impossible to recover an unsaved notepad data. Notepad is a simple text editor which has no auto save feature. Though you can try this (assuming saved the file at least once or search as 'Untitled'), click Start and type as, %appdata% in the search bar and click Enter key. Now follow the path, C:\Users\<yourusername>\AppData\Roaming & type the lost text document/ notepad filename at the right search bar. Then you may try to open the .txt file with the original name to find lost text content.

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  • bhannah
    I would most likely agree with the others about the possibility of recovery. There is a free utility called Recuva from Pirform that might be able to recover it though. Here is a link for this Utility. https://www.ccleaner.com/recuva.
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