recover txt file

My documents folder
I am using notepad++ on windows 7
.txt file that I was writing is now blank

I do redo, undo
no result

is there a way to recover file
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Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
I'd kill the process in task manager if undo and redo do nothing and then look in %AppData%\Roaming\Notepad++\backup - open each file in regular notepad - if it's not there, it's gone is what I'd say.
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Click Settings>Preferences>Backup. You'll see this:

NPP Backup
Depending on your Backup settings, there are two possible saviors for you: periodic backup and backup on save. If you have those enabled, check both locations. The periodic save will have a file name like:

name of file@YYYY-MM-DD_hhmmss

The backup on save will have a file name like:

name of file.YYYY-MM-DD_hhmmss.bak

I wish you luck! Regards, Joe

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rgb192Author Commented:
works. Thanks so much
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're very welcome. I'm really happy to hear that you were able to recover the file. Regards, Joe
Lee W, MVPTechnology and Business Process AdvisorCommented:
Isn't that where I said to look for it in the comment I posted an hour earlier?
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