how to move notepad++ on another PC



  • Hello,

    I have to move notepad++ on a laptop. I need the nppftp recorded connections. I tried to copy/paste the files in C:\Program Files\Notepad++ but it don’t copy the recorded nppftp connections, I think they are in another folder, but, where ?

    Thanks in advance for your help,



  • @Johnny-De-Oliveira

    If you had done the “portable” install (unzip from one zip or 7z file) whenever you first put Notepad++ on your computer, your recent copy/paste to your laptop would have gotten you all that you seek.

    However, since it appears you actually “installed” Notepad++, your configuration files are separate from the program files. Get a Search programs and files… box in Windows and type %APPDATA% in that box and press Enter. Then look for Roaming\Notepad++ in the Explorer window that opens and it is under this folder that you should find your complete configuration.

    It would probably be best to “install” Notepad++ on your laptop and then copy/paste just the configuration files from the PC over the ones that get installed.



  • Good advice. Just a caveat:

    Tangent: %AppData% includes Roaming

    (Please forgive the tangent. It has become a pet project of mine to educate on the meaning of %AppData%)

    On standard Windows configurations for Windows Vista, 7, 8, and 10, %AppData% expands to C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming.

    On older systems (Win 2000, Win XP), the %AppData% variable refers to C:\Documents and Settings\<user name>\Application Data by default.

    On neither older systems nor newer systems do you need to include Roaming after the %AppData%, because the %AppData% variable already includes Roaming in the value.

    Thus trying to make use of %AppData%\Roaming\Notepad++ will expand to C:\Users\<user name>\AppData\Roaming\Roaming\Notepad++. This is not likely where you will find the configuration files.

    When many people write %AppData%\Roaming\Notepad++, they are really attempting to indicate that it’s ...\AppData\Roaming\Notepad++ – they see the \Roaming after the word AppData in the expanded path, so they assume that they can shortcut that to %AppData%\Roaming\Notepad++. However, that will likely not work:

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    If anyone can find a canonical (Microsoft) or semi-canonical (trustworthy Windows help site) that disagrees with my interpretation, or can show me a system with an out-of-the-box configuration where they have to go to a separate Roaming subdirectory after changing to %AppData%, I will publically apologize and stop posting this. But every reference I’ve found matches my above description, and I have never seen a system where typing cd %AppData%\Roaming\Notepad++ at a command prompt, or pasting %AppData%\Roaming\Notepad++ into your Explorer window’s address bar would go to the right place.

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  • Thank you for your answers, it work fine so.


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