What are Differences between normal installation instance of NP++ and portable ? (user personal files including)



  • Hi !
    Sorry for stupid questions, but I’m atm migrating from python IDLE to NP++. Want learn good programming habits and try control everything without mouse.

    What is difference between nornal NP++ installation and portable ?
    1, Is portable version same hardware efficient, fast, stable as normal installation ?
    2, All files of NP++ are in one folder ? Including user personal files ? (C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++)
    3, When user is going to code in other pc, isn’t it better to move whole portable folder of NP++ in compare with installing new instance of NP++ and moving this folder into it ? C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++

    Thank you for detailed answers.



  • I can’t give detailed answers, but I don’t think you need them.

    1. Yes.
    2. Yes - or subfolders of that main N++ folder.
    3. Yes. You might want to create a folder inside the N++ folder, for your documents. Then the program, settings, and documents are all together.

    You’re using the PortableApps version of N++? If you don’t need plugins, you can use the Minimal installation at https://notepad-plus-plus.org/download/, which is also portable.



  • I’m using normal installed instance with personal files here: C:\Users\user_name\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++

    When I will be experimenting with portable instance, is it enough tojust move my personal files to portable folder ?

    When adding new themes, is it enough to add new theme into personal files(with my current instance) or I have to add it also to c/program files/np++/themes ?

    Thank you


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