Notepad++ just hanging on start - Windows 10

  • This just started today. The machine was logged off when I arrived to work this AM, implying that our friends in Redmond “fixed” something overnight.
    I haven’t seen that anybody else has reported this issue. I rebooted Windows. No luck. I uninstalled and reinstalled NP++ (npp.7.4.2.Installer.x64) with no apparent issues, but it just hangs when I start it up.

    Anybody have any suggestions? I’m a software developer. I can’t use Notepad. I’ve used NP++ since it came out umpteen years ago.

    Thanks in advance,

  • Well, I guess I can call “never mind”. It does start, but it takes > 30 seconds to load? That is an order of magnitude slower than say, yesterday.

    Is anybody else experiencing this? I’m on a Dell laptop with four i7 cores running at 2.7GHz, 16GB of DRAM, and 1TB of storage, so nothing should be “slow” on this machine.


  • @John-Griswold142

    could it be that npp, on startup, has to load a file which is on a server?
    Than the 30 seconds could indicate an network timeout.


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