Notepad++ Crashes on Replace All Commas in a ASCII File

  • I am trying to use replace all to remove commas (,) in a ASCII file. Each line has about 56 commas total and the ASCII file has a total of 14073 lines. The total number of commas to be removed is 788,088. Each time I select ‘replace all’, Notepad++ crashes with the following message.

    Notepad++: …has stopped working…‘close program’.

    Below is the debug information from the application, menu option.

    Notepad++ v6.9
    Build time : Feb 21 2016 - 21:27:55
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10
    Plugins : ComparePlugin.dll LocationNavigate.dll mimeTools.dll NppCalc.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll NppMenuSearch.dll NppTaskList.dll NppToolBucket.dll PluginManager.dll ReloadButton.dll SelectNLaunch.dll SpeechPlugin.dll sql.dll

  • Two suggestions. First, turn off periodic backups if you have that enabled. Second, I know the LocationNavigation plugin has been the cause of some issues when doing lots of find/replaces.

  • Thanks for the suggestion, I had suspected one or more of the plugins was causing stability issues. I removed plugins LocationNavigate and Npp*. On next try it worked without issues.

  • Hello Jimcamps,

    In addition to the useful advices of Dail, if you currently use a local version of Notepad+, from the download links, below :

    you can, without any trouble, install two versions of N++ :

    • One, with your loved plugins and all your stuff

    • One, without any additional software for N++ and, even better, the minimalist N++ version, from the download link, below :

    With that version, and the periodic backups option disabled, no doubt that managing huge files and doing numerous searches/replacements should be easier to achieve !

    Best Regards,


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