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Notepad++ leaves traces

I installed Notepad++ on my tumbdrive and found a shortcut placed on my desktop. when i right click on a file on the computer i originally installed it on my thumb drive it gives me a notepad++ option.

I got in trouble for this. Can this issue be resolved in future versions.

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At ANY point did you do

At ANY point did you do something like this:

Right click a file [or shift-right click a file]
and choose "Open With"
and then choose Notepad++

If you did that Windows will remember that and make a "quasi" association with that type of file. In this case double clicking [left/main] will still open the file with the default program but the alternative program will remain as an option.

It's a Windows thing Sad

You need to always open a file thru the app in order to avoid this.

If you have Never done the above I have no idea what happened.

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Or use cafe- but that

Or use cafe- but that removes the file associations after you leave.

https://portableapps.com/node/8690

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"But"?

Not sure what you mean by "but"

"that removes the file associations after you leave"
wouldn't that be a Good thing.

Tim

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No...

i did not use Open With. There is a separate line just for Notepad ++. It is like the full version of 7zip when you have the ability to right click on a file and either compress it, compress it to , Add to ___, extract to .

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but you did right-click ...

right? So Windows must have made some sort of association with the program. You had it installed on the remote computer or just on your usb? I know that when I remove the usb key, files I associtated w/ VLC show the unknown icon instead of VLC's icon.

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You said that he gave it a

You said that he gave it a file association- cafe does the same thing but removes the associations. Yes, it is a good thing.

Also, watch out for that tricky check box. It is possible to open things in this manner, without permanently assigning the file extensions- just the computer doesn't like to do this.

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The issue i have here is

The issue i have here is that everytime i use the program IT is notified about my activity. This really take away the stealth of using notepad++. Using a cleaner will not resolve my issue du to the fact that it cannot be used without alerting IT of registry cleaning.

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SEE

SEE:

https://portableapps.com/node/9147#comment-58218

Sounds like you work in a harsh work place Sad

Best to use what they give you.

Portable Apps are NOT stealth apps, they really weren't intended to be.

Tim

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CAFE doesn't edit the

CAFE doesn't edit the registry at all for its associations, it's all self contained....it says that in the description of the app lol

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Did you install the version

Did you install the version from this site (from the menu at the left side of the page, for example? It should not have put a shortcut on your desktop, so I'm wondering if you used a different version or installer?

The PAF installer shouldn't make any file associations either, whereas the regular installer might.

Do you have a Notepad++ entry in "Add/remove programs"? If so, use it to remove the program, re-download the Notepad++ Portable, and install it using the PAM menu.

Delete the shortcut on your desktop, and reinstall the PAF version you donwload from this site. Let us know if a reinstall gives you a shortcut on your desktop.

MC

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Yes i did

install it from this fine site n.n

I have been lurking around for quite some time.

Notepad is not in the Add/Remove Programs.

I will try your last suggestion.

Thanks

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nppcm.dll

Ensure that nppcm.dll is not in the Notepad++Portable\App\Notepad++ directory. It is not included with Notepad++ Portable from here (nor should it be).

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Hmm

Did you try and set anything as default using the settings menu?

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