Notepad++ 4.8.1 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 3, 2008 - 11:40pm

Notepadpp logoNotepad++ Portable 4.8.1 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 and handles backups of older plugin configuration files. 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

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New In This Release

This release updates Notepad++ to 4.8.1 (release notes), adds support for moving older plugin config files not places in plugins/config for use with Backup and has an updated installer that leaves existing Explorer plugins unaltered. 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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works as expected. There seems to be still a problem with the older plugin support (See this post).


I just discovred that the fresh version looks different than the one I have updated version by version. So I deleted my /Data folder but the "old" look ermained. I think the reason is that in 4.8 and 4.8.1, the \App\DefaultData\settings folder only has 2 files (shortcuts.xml and contextMenu.xml) but the 4.2.2 version has 9 files. These dont get deleted from the defaultdata folder so if I delete my Data folder I get these old files copied over from Defaultdata and ergo I get a different look. Seems like the new version creates these files on first run but the old one (4.2.2) was dependent on them.

Is there a fix?
Maybe have the installer delete those unneeded files?
So if I delete my Data folde I get "the new look"?

I hope I made myself clear enough Smile

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