Notepad++ Portable 5.6.4 Released

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Submitted by John T. Haller on January 1, 2010 - 4:05am

Notepadpp logoNotepad++ Portable 5.6.4 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 release. 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 updates Notepad++ to the latest version. 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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I've just tried to open portable N++ on PC where non-portable version of N++ is already installed.. It looks like that the N++ launcher cannot correctly re-register existing file-type handlers, so double-clicking .txt files opens Windows dialog "Open with...". After closing portable version .txt files are handled properly.
Should I think that the problem will be solved in future? Wink
Thank you for your passions.

it (the portable version) is not supposed to register anything.
There are people working on something to register file types temporairly for portable use but thats a different project.

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Yes. It seems you're right. But registry monitoring shows that N++P launcher changed "Notepad++_file" entry for backup purposes, and restored it back after closing. Thus, I can not open file types registered to N++ while N++P is running.

Where could I find more info about this project?

There are two:

PortableFileAssociator which changes the Registry


eXpresso which monitores doubleclicks in the explorer window.

So PFa will work from any application trying to open a file but it has the risk of leaving renamed registry entries when not properly closed.
eXpresso does not have this risk, but only works within the Windows Explorer.

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