backup on notepad option

followup question

in this folder there are 9 files

I did not modify the standard windows 7 notepad++ backup options

but my notepad editor has 20 files
where are the missing 11 files

and see screenshot
If I use radio button for 'backup on save'
would I lose the snapshot option

what would I gain
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
> where are the missing 11 files

If you didn't modify a file, it will not appear in the Periodic Backup folder, so that may be why the other 11 are not there. Also, once you Save a file, it is removed from the Periodic Backup folder (but if you have Backup on Save configured, it will now appear in that folder as a .BAK file).

> see screenshot

Screenshot missing.

> If I use radio button for 'backup on save' would I lose the snapshot option

No. You may use both options, as shown in my screenshot at your other question. However, keep in mind that when you do a Save, the Periodic Backup file is removed, and the backed up file will now appear in the Backup on Save folder as a .BAK file.

> what would I gain

You gain having a backup while you're editing and before you've done a Save. In other words, intermediate work — before having done a Save — is automatically protected every N seconds (7 seconds being the default). Regards, Joe

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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
There were two questions posed:
(1)  where are the missing 11 files?
(2)  what would I gain?

I believe that this post provides answers:

Regards, Joe
rgb192Author Commented:
thanks so much for notepad help
Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome — very happy to help!
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