It was a hard to find it out because I have to simulate a crash of UltraEdit. This has taken me a while how to do that. But now I can answer your question.
The recover function after a crash of UltraEdit or Windows recovers the data of a named file to the original file.
The recover function for new and never saved files only works with v12.10a and later. Previous versions of UltraEdit crashed while trying to recover these files. V12.10a of UltraEdit recovers not saved files by loading the content again to new files - better buffers because a file is only a file when it is saved at least once. Working hours on a new file without saving it once is always like walking on a steel cable over a 300 metres high abyss .
Following recover entries can be found in readme.txt of v12.10a:
- Crash on auto-recovery of an unsaved new file
- Issue with auto-recovery and multiple instances
If you did not have v12.10a while recovering the unsaved data, you can look if Edit.0?? files still exist in the directory specified with the environment variable temp. Click on Start button of Windows, click on Run, enter %temp% and press OK button to open the temp directory.
If there are not Edit.0?? files anymore, the data of the unsaved buffers are lost.