Notepad++ Portable 4.8.1 Revision 2 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on March 4, 2008 - 11:18am

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 handles some issues some users encountered when upgrading existing installations. 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 new release fixes some issues users encountered when upgrading to the recent 4.8.1 release. The installer will now remove outdated default configuration files. The launcher will now combine multiple plugin config directories. 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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LOGAN-Portable's picture

Oh, I just noticed that the source folder contains both Installer.nsi and PortableApps.comInstaller.nsi and was about to post that when I saw the rev 2. So I removed the old one and installed rev 2. It still has both installer files.

No imidiate rev update needed for this 'issue' but just to let you know. Thanks for your great work!

for the update. Everything is fine now (except for the thing LOGAN mentioned and all the unfound errors :))

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Hi guys,

I installed this newest version and now my files that normally opened when I open Notepad++ don't. There are usually between 5-10 files depending on what I am working on at the time. That was one of my favorite things about this product. Now there is only "new 1" when I open it.

Any ideas, other than go back?

John T. Haller's picture

As always, please post support requests in the forums so it can be researched, commented on and then easily searched by others. This is a news story.

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