Failure to load Compare Plugin

  • While trying to load the Compare plugin, I am receiving the following failure, "Installation of Compare failed.

    Is there some other plugin that is required prior to loading this plugin?
    I am operating on a Windows 7 machine.

  • When you say “load” do you mean installing it via the Plugin Manager? Does it give you any other type of message about the failure?

    If it tries to install it to your C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins\ directory and you don’t have administrative privileges I can see that being a cause for failure.

  • I too have had repeated problems installing Compare an occasionally others (XMLTools) but it usually seems to be a problem downloading them. If I install manually that works. I do system administration and have lots of VMs. I routinely install Notepad++ and Compare plugin. Lately I have noticed the plugin installation complaining about not being able to validate the *.dlls associated with various plugin installations. Just today, I was told after installing XMLTools that a newer version than 2.4.6 (which I just installed) was available (2.4.7) but when I checked it said i had the latest.

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