Notepad++ Portable 4.8 Released

John T. Haller's picture
Submitted by John T. Haller on February 27, 2008 - 3:43pm

Notepadpp logoNotepad++ Portable 4.8 has been released. It's the handy Notepad++ text editor packaged as a portable app so you can do your development on the go. It has all the same great features of Notepad++ including support for multiple languages and an extensive plugin system, but there's nothing to install. This release updates Notepad++ to the latest version, has an updated launcher and installer and is now digitally signed to ensure integrity. It's packaged in Format so it can easily integrate with the Suite. And it's open source and completely free.

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Notepad++ Portable ScreenshotNotepad++ Portable is a full-featured text editor with features like:

  • Syntax Highlighting and Syntax Folding (C, C++, HTML, ASP, Java, Pascal, CSS and more)
  • User Defined Syntax Highlighting
  • Auto-completion
  • Multi-Document
  • Regular Expression Search/Replace supported
  • Full Drag ‘N' Drop supported
  • Zoom in and zoom out
  • Multi-Language environment supported
  • Brace and Indent guideline Highlighting
  • Macro recording and playback

Learn more about Notepad++...

New In This Release

This release updates Notepad++ to the current 4.8 release, has an updated launcher and installer and is now digitally signed to ensure integrity. Installer / Format

Notepad++ Portable is packaged in a Installer so it will automatically detect an existing installation when your drive is plugged in. It supports upgrades by installing right over an existing copy, preserving all settings. And it's in Format, so it automatically works with the Suite including the Menu and Backup Utility.


Notepad++ Portable is available for immediate download from the Notepad++ Portable homepage. Get it today!

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ZachHudock's picture

Wow, according to SF, the non-portable N++ has 0 downloads. Quick work on this one.

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Notepad++ 4.8 was just released (I got the email today). SF updates the the download numbers about once a day.

Thank you John for releasing this!

This is the one I've been waiting for. Smile

I like everything official. Smile

Thank you.

Simeon's picture

for another clean update.
I just love this App and use it almost every day Smile

"What about Love?" - "Overrated. Biochemically no different than eating large quantities of chocolate." - Al Pacino in The Devils Advocate

Apparently can cause blue-screens on WinXP. Details here:

The included explorer.dll is the problem (in the Notepad++Portable\App\Notepad++\Plugins directory); deleting it or moving may prevent the crash.

A 4.8.1 release is promised in the next few days.

EDIT: Apparently it may not be explorer.dll. The autoupdate (gup.exe) may be the issue. If so, then the portable version isn't affected, as it doesn't include gup.exe.

See the referenced thread above for more details.

John T. Haller's picture

It would appear that gup.exe, the autoupdater, has an issue with its manifest. As we don't use this in the portable version, it is unaffected. Nevertheless, I will release an updated 4.8.1 when they do to ensure all is in sync.

Sometimes, the impossible can become possible, if you're awesome!

Thanks for the update.

For interested readers, the red herring about explorer.dll is based on comments earlier in the SF thread, where a poster reports the problem solved when explorer.dll is removed. Later comments point to gup.exe, however.

Steve Lamerton's picture

John, now all I have to do is spend some time working on an Erlang syntax highlighting scheme Smile