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roop
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NotePad++ Multiple Instances -multiInst

Problem I've got is on a shared server with multiple people logged in via RDP and when we double click on a text file we often get told that another instance of Portable NotePad++ is open and to close other instances and try again.

I found the -multiInst command line variable that can be passed into the exe to allow Multiple Instances of the app to run at once, but I can't see how to do this in a setting within the PortableApp folder.

I could hack the file associations in the registry but that would only work on a single machine and would defeat the point of portable apps. Any ideas please how I can accomplish multiple instances when double clicking on files?

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You may be able to pass it using an ini file and setting it on the AdditionalSettings= line. View the readme.txt in Other\Source for info.

Note that portable apps are not designed for nor supported in multi-user environments so you will *definitely* encounter problems.

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Thanks John. Adding the ini file as described in the document allowed me to open 2 instances myself, but my colleague on the other RDP session got the same error as before.

Thanks anyway for your quick reply. I fully understand about the MU environments and won't press the issue further. I love using portable apps on servers so I can map an "Apps" drive on a central server and call the apps remotely from other servers without installing/configuring/updating on multiple servers. Kind of a "ServerApps" config in addition to PortableApps!

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