Using different configs

  • I know this from Total Commander where I can start TC defining a different set of configs on the commandline ( /i=name.ini ).
    Is there anything similar I coud do with NP++?
    E.g. notepad++.exe --config:"c:\users\SomeUser\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++\config.xml

    Or does anyone know of a workaround for this?
    I usually work on a multiuser environment where NP++ and TC are installed for all users. All users have their own configs for TC and NP++ in %AppData%. It happens, that I have to start TC with elevated rights (as admin) and in order to still use my defined settings I start TC elevated with the mentioned switch showing to my personal config.
    From TC I often have to edit files using NP++. But when starting NP++ from TC, NP++ inherits the settings defined for the admin account.
    Does anyone know of a way or workaround to start NP++ in my example with a set of different configs (probably my personal ones)?

  • @wiesodenn

    can tc do something like runas?
    Or maybe using links if admin doesn’t need to have it’s own config?


  • This question is old, but I just stumbled across it and also just learned the answer to it: In the Settings menu, select Preferences, and then the Cloud group. Click on the radio button Set your cloud location path here: and then enter your AppData path in the text box. You’ll have to restart Notepad++, but after that, it should pull the settings from your AppData path instead of the Admin path.

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