How to Share a Recorded Marco with others?

  • I’ve created a macro for a process of Find & Replace. Now I want to share it with my co-workers. How can I do that?

  • @Anwesh-Gangula

    Locate your shortcuts.xml file. It will either be in %APPDATA%\Notepad++ (type that in the Windows Search programs and files… box (obligatory nod to @PeterJones), or in the same folder as notepad++.exe.

    Open your shortcuts.xml and you will see various sections, one of which is <Macros>. Inside this section will be, obviously, your macros. Locate the one(s) you are interested in and copy the lines between (and including):

    <Macro name=".......">

    Locate and edit shortcuts.xml on a different computer and insert the copied macro definition; a good insertion point may be right before the </Macros> line. Save the file. If you use Notepad++ to do this insertion, restart Notepad++ and the macro should be available.

  • Thank you. I was wanting to use a macro I created on a different computer and was able to do it with these instructions.

  • the macros which I have created do not show in my shortcuts.xml file. is there somewhere else they could be?

    i am on a windows 10 machine.

  • @Janice-Putman: Which shortcuts.xml did you look in: the one in your installation directory (same directory as notepad++.exe) or the one in %AppData%\Notepad++\?

    If your NPP menubar’s ? > Debug Info shows “Admin mode: OFF”, then it will be in your AppData hierarchy. If it’s “Admin mode: ON” (aka, a portable copy), then it will be in your notepad++.exe directory (the “Path: …” from the Debug Info).

  • Hi, @PeterJones,

    At the end of your previous post, you spoke of the Admin mode flag, in the Debug Info window. Personally, I would have spoken of the Local Conf mode flag !

    Am I right about it ?



  • Yes, of course. Sorry.

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