Windows 10: Text files changed back to different prior saves twice after edit

Discus and support Text files changed back to different prior saves twice after edit in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hey everyone, Since just over 2 moths I'm using Windows 10 and something really weird happened the other day I've never seen before in any Windows... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by LP147, Jun 10, 2019 at 8:17 AM.

  1. LP147 Win User

    Text files changed back to different prior saves twice after edit


    Hey everyone,

    Since just over 2 moths I'm using Windows 10 and something really weird happened the other day I've never seen before in any Windows version.

    I have this txt file on my desktop plus a backup of it and I added some text in that file with Notepad, saved it and made a backup.
    A week later when I opened the file the added text wasn't there (pc had been turned off and in sleep mode during that week). The file was back to the state before I saved it, just as the backup.
    So I added the text again and added some extra text and saved it and made a backup. Then put my pc to sleep mode.
    When I woke up my pc a few hours later and opened the file, the file was the way after the first time I added some text.

    To clarify a bit more, if needed:
    Original text was A. Edited text to AB and saved.
    Opened file after week and text was A. Edited text to ABC and saved.
    Opened file after few hours sleep mode and text was AB.
    Same happened to backup file.

    I'd like to know what happened here. I'm afraid it will happen again, also with other files. Anyone any ideas?

    :)
     
  2. Tatty_One Win User

    Saves log files ?

    You can either read the files in Windows or my preferred method is.....

    Download CCcleaner from here...........

    CCleaner Professional | Try the world’s most trusted PC cleaner, free!

    You can then run cleaner, you will see the log files listed, then if you right click you can save as a text file and then have a read. You may also get an "error reporting" log listed seperatly.
     
  3. Jerry8A Win User
    Recent (Save Files) - Change Default Settings to OneDrive


    Hello -
    Thanks for the return. Before I undertake changing the Registry, I have a question.
    The steps in my Registry, for my version of Windows 10, were a bit different, but I think I eventually got to the right spot.
    The last step is to change the number of places you want to list in Recent Places. In my case, the default Max Display listed 50 as the number. So, if I were to change that number, how do I know the Save As page will be one of those places? Or, a similar question, will this registry change delete the tab Recent from my Save As page? This is what I would like to happen.
    When I received my computer in Nov. 2016, the Recent tab was not listed in the Save As page. Something caused it to be added over time. Which brings me to this second question. Would there be any benefit in deleting the changed registry listing and reverting back to the default listing? See attachment.
    Jerry
     
  4. Text files changed back to different prior saves twice after edit

    Why are my files saving to two different folder paths?

    Hi Jess,

    Additional information will help us to verify the cause of this issue. Please answer the questions below:

    • Which app or program are you using when saving the file? Are you using Microsoft Office?
    • Have you made any recent system changes prior to this issue?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?
     
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