Notepad++ v7.6 Updated

billon on 13 Nov 2018
  • 16MB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 14 Nov 2018
  • 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. The program can access a long list of plug-ins via an easy-to-access menu with even more features and functions.

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

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10 / Wine
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: GNU GPL
How to extract: Download ZIP or 7z package according to your OS and extract to a folder of your choice. Delete unnecessary localization files. Launch notepad++.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: AkelPad, PSPad, EditPad Lite
What's new?
  • Added:
    • Built-in Plugins Admins. Users can install, update and remove plugins by some clicks via Plugins Admin;
    • New message NPPM_GETPLUGINHOMEPATH in Notepad++ API for plugin, so plugin can get its path easily;
    • Autoit and lua autoCompletion.
  • Change plugin loading method: Remove the legacy plugin loading way and apply only the new plugin loading method.
  • Enhance encoding detection.
  • Fixed:
    • A regression of performance issue while word wrap option is enable;
    • A performance issue for switching back to folded document;
    • Crash issue due to Unix style path input in Open file dialog;
    • UTF-8 detection problem: 4 byte characters UTF-8 character can be detected now;
    • Encoding detection/problem;
    • Auto-indent issue by typing Enter on empty line;
    • "Close all but this" behaviour if multiple views are present and some files are dirty;
    • Tool tip in document switcher showing the old name issue (after being renamed).

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

billon 2017-08-30 23:35


Nothing on XP


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."


Peter202 2016-04-18 10:40

@webfork: Yes, that solved it. I just copied the plugin folder from the old Notepad++ to the new one. Good for me i kept a backup.


webfork 2016-04-18 00:29

Peter202: the settings are written to "Explorer.ini" and "Favorites.dat" in the \plugins\Config folder. Try copying those over from the old version.


Peter202 2016-04-16 10:56

How do you migrate the settings for the portable Notepad++ when upgrading? I copied the new files over the old ones and now my saved favorites from the Explorer plugin are gone.


Checker 2015-10-17 22:04

@ripu: The 'doLocalConf.xml' is now included in the extracted folder.


ripu 2015-10-13 10:31

Ok, by default it's not stealth. (from a comment above) Create a blank file with name "doLocalConf.xml" in the extracted folder and it becomes stealth. Someone should add this to the description.


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