Notepad ++ v6.8.6 fails to open files from shared/network drives



  • The network drives were working for me before, so I went back to older versions, skipping a few versions at a time, went as far back as notepad++ version 6.2.3, but that did not resolve the issue. I know for a fact that it was working earlier when I had installed Npp a few years back. But the same old version isn’t working now on win10.

    So I tried starting from a clean slate. I uninstalled the currently installed version. Purged all mention of notepad++ from the registry manually by searching for notepad++ and deleting all keys mentioning it, deleted everything from the installation directory “C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++”. Rebooted the machine, then installed the latest version 6.8.8.

    And it works now. I am now able to open the network drives.

    Hope this solution works for other folks who use Npp.
    Cheers!



  • After troubleshooting found that the culprit for me was the Notepad replacer 1.1.6, since it was the latest version i uninstalled it and everything was working… !!

    Hope this helps others !!!



  • !! Sorry couldn’t find the edit option !!
    Another thing that i found was when you have Notepad++ opened in administrator mode. (I used to for the hosts file)
    It wouldn’t open the remote files, if i reopened the notepad ++ with the users privileges it opened fine.
    Hope these and the previous post helps someone.



  • @Vivek-Dave

    Thanks a lot Dave! Same problem here (file on network drive won’t open with npp in administrator mode on Win10). Npp i s7.2.2.



  • Don’t know if it is related, when I used to save files form Notepad++ to SAMBA shares it would reset file access mode to the SAMBA configuration default. It is specifically annoying with respect to ‘x’ bit for scripts.
    I found out that Notepad++ uses fopen/fclose/fwrite for files. It better use _open/_close/_write instead which eliminates the problem I had.
    I use an old version (6.7.8) that I patched for myself so I don’t know if it changed since in mainline npp.

    It would be interesting to debug it from the SAMBA side (logs ?) to see if we can see Notepad++ attempts that are denied or whether it is blocked in the Windows side.



  • Had the same problem & found a fix here

    Basically add a new DWORD to your registry called HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System/EnableLinkedConnection & give it a value of 1. Reboot & all should be good.



  • @Nashvi-Labs said:

    Notepad ++

    Recently, I edit the file with Notepad++ on my Latitude E6530, suddenly the machine closed down, Iam not sure what problem, is there any bugs with Notepad ++ or my Latitude E6530 battery is out of power.I forget to take the adapter to charge, who can tell me how to check it?



  • I didn’t read everything here, but I did notice if you start it in Administrator mode, you do not see the network drives. Normally does however see the network drives.



  • @Rob-Manley If you didn’t read everything, at least go back up and read the post from @Stickleback-Ne. He has a fix for it, if you’re able to apply Registry changes. :)



  • @Stickleback-Ne said:

    Had the same problem & found a fix here

    Basically add a new DWORD to your registry called HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/SOFTWARE/Microsoft/Windows/CurrentVersion/Policies/System/EnableLinkedConnection & give it a value of 1. Reboot & all should be good.

    This fixed the issue for me, but please note the typo. The new DWORD should be “EnableLinkedConnections



  • I use Notepad++ v7.8.5 on Ubuntu 18.04. I run Ubuntu and Windows in dual boot mode.

    I was not able to open text files in Windows (automatically mounted onto Ubuntu as /dev/sda3). Below is what I found to be useful.

    Open UbuntuSoftware > Find Notepad-Plus-Plus (WINE) > Click on it > Click on Permissions > Find “Read/Write files on removable storage devices” > turn it ON.


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