Changelog opens every time I start NPP
aahhh - this is a good one ;-))))
Hmmm, which makes me thinking if npp gets updated - might it restart with command line parameter
set to load changes.log file??
could you see if your link (shortcut) has set this parameter?
thecoop last edited by
Yup - pinning the instance of Notepad++ that is opened by the installer uses a shortcut target of:
"C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe" C:\Program Files\Notepad++\change.log
thank you very much.
Now we need to find out if and how this can be prevented by npp.
sirberus last edited by
@thecoop Can’t thank you enough for figuring this out and posting the solution, it was driving me nuts.
Gary Huckabone last edited by
@thecoop FWIW, I closed all open files, unpinned NP++, re-opened it with no files, then re-pinned it. Thanks.
Mutlu Erkol last edited by
Please Try It
Delete Your Notepad++ shortcut
Run from => Start Menu > All Programs > Notepad++
I did this.
Vinoth last edited by
Mutlu Erkol, Thanks i did the same and got rid of this.
if someone facing this issue, just delete that shortcut by closing that change.log file and again open from start, then that chage.log file will be dissapeared.
after that u can make it as a shortcut anywhere :).
Carey Brown last edited by
YES!!! Thank you very much! I had the same issue myself. Even after deleting the file, then I had a message about a new file constantly popping up. Very annoying! It’s fixed now though. :)
Jey Yelland last edited by
This was driving me a little crazy too, so I found and deleted change.log. Then NPP 7.3.3 informed me on each NPP start up that the change.log file was missing. NPP did this over two prompts, (1) Is it OK to build C:\Program? (2) is it OK to build File? I denied NPP a few days, and finally gave in to let it just build the darned files. Well somehow C:\Program was built as a 0KB file, owned by <computername>\Administrators, and I can’t touch it. It seems to be impacting elder apps (e.g. old Cisco VPN still in use). I have a hunch that C:\Program is getting in the way of path C:\Program Files… Windows is prompting me on every boot if it can rename this file, but even the boot process can’t touch C:\Program. (This is a corporate laptop and I’ve Googled and attempted many possible treatments to remove. My help desk seems stumped too.)
Raoni Silva Serra - INTEGRA last edited by
@thecoop thanks a lot! I deleted ‘C:\Program Files\Notepad++\change.log’ from the shortcut and it worked.
Matt Crosby last edited by
This was bothering me to no end. Thanks for the solution!
Casual YouTuber31 last edited by
Thanks for the solution! If you’ve pinned to the taskbar you can right click on the NPP icon, select properties, and remove the changelog path in the target field. You don’t have to delete the link with this ;)!
Michael Shelton last edited by
@thecoop - Thank you for saving my sanity. You’re the hero that gotham needs…
Venkatnadhan last edited by
If you close the file explicitly and then open it probably would work fine
Sloan Ozanne last edited by
@thecoop THANK YOU for the edit about pinning NPP to the taskbar. I was having the same exact issue and that was my problem too.
Stan S last edited by
Man it saves me! THANK YOU!
volksvan86 last edited by
@thecoop So glad to finally have this fixed. I have been living with this nagging problem for over a year. Today I upgraded to version 7.5.6 and decided to do a search for this issue. I never made the connection that it had to do with my pinned icon. THANK YOU!!
Nuno Chaves last edited by
This will happen if you pin any application to the taskbar while a document/file is open, the shortcut will re-open the file open at the time of pinning it.