Changelog opens every time I start NPP

  • 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 :).

    Vinoth RN

  • 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. :)

  • 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.)

  • @thecoop thanks a lot! I deleted ‘C:\Program Files\Notepad++\change.log’ from the shortcut and it worked.

  • This was bothering me to no end. Thanks for the solution!

  • 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 ;)!

  • @thecoop - Thank you for saving my sanity. You’re the hero that gotham needs…

  • If you close the file explicitly and then open it probably would work fine

  • @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.

  • Man it saves me! THANK YOU!

  • @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!!

  • 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.

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