Notepad++ v8.6 Updated

Ennovy on 23 Nov 2023
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 23 Nov 2023
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

Notepad++ is a tabbed source code editor and Notepad replacement with a customizable interface. Includes source code "folding", allowing users to quickly reduce and expand sections of code to see the overall document. In addition, it features multi-language syntax highlighting, auto-completion, Perl-compatible regular expression search/replace, macro recording and playback, document map etc.

A host of additional functionality is available via the plugins admin view, including tools for file analysis, programming languages, viewers, calculations, user interface and many more.

Alternatively, Notepad++ Portable and X-Notepad++ clean the local folder.

Runs on:Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Win11
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPLv2
How to extract:
  1. Download the "Portable" ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice
  2. Delete unnecessary localization files
  3. Launch notepad++.exe
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new? Changelog at:

107 comments on Notepad++  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Mike.S.G. 2022-01-20 09:43


Things have changed a bit, can you make something happen by tweaking settings in Backup & Multi Instance... looking at the changelog some settings have been tweaked regarding Sessions???


PAFuser 2022-01-19 09:26

8.2 does not seem to have sessions check box under general tab, and session does not seem to load or save. Any comments?


Pendrive 2021-12-08 16:48

Where is this "v8.1.9.3"?


Special 2020-04-21 16:28

Relax, it's been only a few hours.


rbon 2020-04-21 15:32

Notepad++ 7.8.6 has been released.
- web site for download (32/64 bit installer/portable/minimalist) and changelog:


xor 2020-01-30 12:44

Still missing Emmet 64-bit since long ago and forever


Special 2017-08-30 23:17

So in the 7.5.1 changelog it says it fixed the above 'AppData/Local/Notepad++' folder bug, but I'm still getting them, can anyone else confirm?


hamasaki 2017-08-18 19:31

Not stealth anymore, creates 'AppData/Local/Notepad++' folder.


softv 2016-12-27 12:54

My favorite editor for multi-tabbed editing. Feature-rich.


Fixitman 2016-10-17 14:07

I use the following version (on XP) and see no need to update it.
If you're having problems try the old version (your problems might then be attributed to an updated OS such as Windows 7 or later, which I refuse to use, especially the buggiest of them all, Windows 10)
I see comments above about file extensions, but I've NEVER had that problem, don't those people do the "save as" button? This version has that.
When on Linux I don't need this, as it has its own text editors that are better than anything Microsoft ever issued, to start with!

"December 19 2010-- Notepad++ v5.8.6
In this new release, a minimalist package is added.
It contains only the files needed to run Notepad++ with no plugins, no themes, no autocompletion API files, no auto-updater and no localization files.
The package is much smaller and Notepad++ will run faster."


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