how to link to my URL

  • This is a very basic question–I switched computers and my set-up information is gone. How do I link to my web site’s URL in order to make textual changes? (I used to see a box at top right where I could sign in–it’s no longer there!). Thanks–

  • @Joel-Snyder

    sorry, but I don’t understand - to which notepad++ functionality are you refering to?


  • Hi Claudia–In the past, in Notepad++, I was able to click a button (top right) and connect to my website. I would then save my edits in Notepad++ and voila, my text changes were made on my website.

    But ever since downloading the latest version of Notepad++, the button to connect to my website is gone

    Does that help make my situation more clear? Thanks much.

  • Joel, I’m not sure if this is/was a native notepad++ functionality but could it be
    that this was the ftp plugin? Did it look like this?

    If yes, then you have to reinstall it using plugin manager but, and this is more important,
    you also have to know the credentials of the ftp server you used and how you set it up.


  • YES–that’s precisely what Notepad++ used to look like–thank you, Claudia. But my problem now is how to import that particular plug in … my web person is away and I guess I need some step-by-step advice re what to do now that you’ve diagnosed the problem .

  • can you please post your debug-info?
    This is available under the ? menu.


  • Notepad++ v7.5.4 (64-bit)
    Build time : Jan 1 2018 - 01:50:29
    Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS : Windows 10 (64-bit)
    Plugins : DSpellCheck.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll

  • @Joel-Snyder

    1. Stop notepad++

    2. Download this zip
      and extract the content into the directory C:\Program Files\Notepad++
      If it asks whether you want to overwrite plugin directory say yes.

    3. Open windows explorer and goto %APPDATA%\notepad++\plugins\config directory
      (note, it might be that the directory is %APPDATA%\roaming\notepad++\plugins\config)
      Check if there is a directory called NppFTP
      If so, back it up to a save place - it might contain the configuration and credentials from your ftp server setup.

    4. Start notepad++ and go to Plugins->Plugin Manager->Show Plugin Manager

    5. From the list of available plugins check NppFTP and press Install

    6. Follow the instructions.

    7. Restart notepad++ and check if you can connect to your ftp server.

    If everything is ok - done.
    If you can’t connect, try to replace the newly created files with the files backed up in step 3.
    If this still doesn’t work then I assume you need help from your web person to get the setup done.


  • @Claudia-Frank said:


    Hi Claudia–

    Still having difficulty – when I click PlugIns (after closing and re-opening Notepad++), I don’t have a choice for Plugin Manager – All I get is:

    MIME tools

    I’m totally flummoxed … and confused, even. You’ve been great and I understand if you don’t want to fuss with this any longer – but I thought I’d inform you of this most recent roadblock. Let me know if you have any other suggestions. Thanks much!

  • Hello Joel,

    if you don’t see the plugin manager then I have to assume that step 2 failed.
    After you downloaded the zip, how did you proceed?


  • @Claudia-Frank said:


    Hi Claudia–

    I downloaded the zip file to the C:\Program Files\Notepad++ directory. So far so good. BUT I get hung-up on Step 3–I can’t find either of the %APPDATA directories you cite. Neither can I find an NppFTP directory. And, as I mentioned, I do have the downloaded PluginManager but I just can’t seem to access it within notepad++ (see my last note/plea).

  • Hi Joel,

    let’s try to sort out plugin manager issue first.
    When you open the explorer and goto C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins,
    do you see a pluginmanager.dll ?


  • Yes - I also, somehow, have two folders labeled C:\Program Files\Notepad++\PluginManager_v1.4.9_x64 - each has a plugins folder.

  • You can delete the two folders named PluginManager_v1… they are not needed/used,
    but I wonder how you unzipped this file that it has created these folders. (??)

    You are still using Notepad++ v7.5.4 (64-bit) - you didn’t install the 32bit in the meantime, didn’t you?

    How big is the file C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\PluginManager.dll ?


  • Deleted those two folders–and no, I didn’t install the 32 bit Notepad++.

    The C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\PluginManager.dll file is only 505 kb.

  • Looks ok - the zip states it is 516608 bytes.
    Didn’t you get any info that notepad++ was not able to load a dll when you start npp?
    It is in the right directory, is a dll … should work or complain if it can’t be loaded.


  • No–received no info re inability to load a dll when starting Notepad++ … so I guess I’m at a dead end until my webmistress comes back. Don’t even know to whom I can contact/complain to at Notepad++.

  • Sorry, currently I’m running out of ideas, not sure what we are missing here - don’t like such situation.
    Maybe a good sleep will reveal the hidden secrets - already 2 o’clock in the morning - good night.


  • Many thanks to Claudia for her assistance–but I still haven’t been able to link Notepad++ with my website. I used to be able to see in Notepad++ a button that enabled connection to the net.

    Any others have some thoughts?

  • The “other thoughts” are that you still have not successfully installed the plugin manager, let alone the NppFTP plugin. Until you are able to do that, you will not have the button.

    Your difficulty in installing the plugin manager says something has gone wrong (the instructions weren’t clear, or you have some other config item that hasn’t been mentioned)

    Your ? > Debug Info claims you have installed 64bit Notepad++ in C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe. After you opened your downloaded PluginManager 1.4.9 x64 zipfile, you should have extracted the contents into C:\Program Files\Notepad++\. After ensuring you’ve done that, please close Notepad++, then open it again (making sure it re-reads the list of plugin DLLs) and give us the ? > Debug Info again.

    Next, open up a cmd.exe window (type the Win+R, then cmd.exe), and run

    dir /s "c:\program files\notepad++"
    dir /s "%APPDATA%\Notepad++"

    and copy and paste the full results into here (as shown below in pasting data).

    Note that it will give us the complete contents of your Notepad++ executable directory structure and your Notepad++ AppData structure. If you have any sensitive filenames listed there (or if you wish to hide your windows user name) , just xxxx them out before pasting in the forum.

    Please note: some people get confused between %APPDATA%\Notepad++ and %APPDATA%\roaming\Notepad++. On all modern Windows configurations (everything Since Win7, and probably since Vista), %APPDATA% exapands to c:\users\\AppData\Roaming (or similar, depending on your system). And on versions before then, there was no ...\\AppData\Roaming, so you should still use %APPDATA%\Notepad++.

    So unless I’m very much mistaken, if you were really looking for %APPDATA%\Roaming\Notepad++, as you quoted from Claudia’s post, you wouldn’t find it. If you really meant you looked in ...\username\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++, then that would be the right location for your Win10 system.

    pasting data

    format them like this

    in the forum. Or alternately, indent every line by 4 spaces

        first line
        second line

    so it will render like

    first line
    second line

    in the forum. Or, if you don’t want to manually indent (which is easy enough if you’re editing your post in Notepad++ to begin with), you can do the more simple

    contents here

    so that it will render like

    contents here

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