External editor not saving edits to Joplin

Operating system


Joplin version


Desktop version info

Joplin 2.14.20 (prod, win32)

Client ID: 68b483af69aa4960aad95a2782582d68
Sync Version: 3
Profile Version: 46
Keychain Supported: Yes

Revision: cfd98e3

Backup: 1.4.0
Favorites: 1.3.2


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What issue do you have?

I've set up Joplin to use EditPad as an external editor. I can open a Joplin note in EditPad, no problem. When I do and edit the Joplin version, the edit shows up in the EditPad version. But when I edit the EditPad version, the edit does NOT show up in Joplin, even after I manually save the save the EditPad version.

Closing EditPad, quitting/restarting Joplin, and even rebooting the machine don't work either. I only mention these steps because they helped others with similar problems reported in this forum.

How can I get edits from the external editor to show up in Joplin?

I just solved the problem, with help from this clue. I turned off the EditPad setting to make backups. Now when I use EditPad as my external editor, the edits show up in Joplin. They don't show up in real time, but they show up when I save the EditPad file, which is good enough for me.