Notepad++ Settings are not saved

  • I’m struggling with an new installation of Notepad++ v7.4.2 (32 bit). Using Windows 10 (64 bit). Note that I also tried without success the 64 bit version of Notepad++.

    The issue: Settings are not saved from one run to the next (persistence). Some things seem to be, but most are not. Some things that aren’t saved:

    Settings\Preferences\File Associations
    Settings\Style Configurator\ Selecting Specific fore/background Colors only works during the session.

    This is just the tip of the iceberg. I’m certain there are many other items not saving to an ini file perhaps?

    Any assistance is greatly appreciated.

  • @Allen-Segall

    Settings are stored within xml files which are either stored in npp installation directory
    or %APPDATA%\notepad++ directory. Depends how you installed the software.

    Could you post the debug info, which is available under ? menu ?
    And a step by step description on a issue so we can see/understand what’s going on?



    Notepad++ v7.4.2 (32-bit)
    Build time : Jun 18 2017 - 23:34:19
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll NppFTP.dll PluginManager.dll

    Ahhh… I see if I run NPP as an Admin things are starting to do better.
    I created a desktop shortcut that points to a text file. I’ve told the OS to open txt files with Notepad++. So…when I click on the desktop shortcut to the text file I’m not running as an admin. I tried looking at the properties of the desktop shortcut, though no way to add admin privlidges… any thoughts… I am the only user on this Win10 machine. I’m new to Win10.


  • @Allen-Segall

    normally it should work even running npp not with administrative privileges.
    You might want to check the permission of your %APPDATA%\notepad++
    Maybe you wanna give it a try with the following procedure.
    Stop npp,
    Temporarily rename %APPDATA%\notepad++ directory.
    Start npp as normal user.
    A new %APPDATA%\notepad++ should have been created.
    Do your modifications.
    Stop npp.
    Double click the shortcut and see if the settings have been stored.

    I’m new to Win10.

    Me too, I’m running linux :-)


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