I installed Notepad++ (NPP), possibly, by copying it from another computer and pasting to my PortableApps folder on this one, although it may have been by direct install. If copied, it came from a Vista Business machine and this one I'm trying to add an update to is an XP Professional Service Pack 3.
At some point, I have installed the Compare and SessionManager plugins, so it's definitely been possible to install plugins at some time. The Vista machine doesn't have those plugins, so that's proof I installed Compare and SessionManager on this XP computer directly. They were installed before I updated to a later version of NPP.
It was originally version 6.8.6 and I updated to 7.3.3 trying to sort out the plugin problem. I haven't been able to update DSpellCheck or PluginManager either, before or after the update. Following the update, the order of my plugins in the Plugin dropdown list (from the toolbar) has changed, mostly a shuffle, it seems. This doesn't bother me but I would prefer that the line for SessionManager wasn't blank! - another effect of the update. However, when I choose the blank line, the submenu opens to give me access to 'Session' so that's I can live with that. SessionManager used to be at the bottom, perhaps it's because it's blank that it moved to the top; there does seem to be some sort of alphabetical order to the list.
I'm currently trying to install TextFX Characters and that has failed, as has another plugin I tried a week or so back. (Can't remember what but it was trying to contact Github.)
I've added NPP to the Windows firewall as an exception.
I've tried adding allowAppDataPlugins.xml as a blank file but I'm not sure if I got the right folder. I've tried:
To be honest, I'm not sure what folder it's supposed to be put in, if the portable version needs to do that, too. Most help on the internet is assuming you aren't using a portable version so I'm just guessing on which is the correct folder. So a two-part question: do you need that file in the portable version of NPP and if so, where should I put it?
I've tried opening NPP from my Portable Platform it as an admin, but that's where one of my questions comes in - do I need to close all instances of NPP before running as admin?
Hopefully, someone can help me figure out what I'm supposed to do or what is wrong.