Open File from "File Explorer" Plugin within Notepad++ ?



  • I usually open files from file explorer(ex: Light Explorer) plugin within Notepad++. After upgrading using Plugin Admin, Some Plugins such as “File Explorer”, “Light Explorer” is not showing up in Plugin list. Does any body know about this issue or do walk around this ?



  • @JoongKeun-Kim

    hello and welcome to the notepad++ community.

    due to internal changes you will have to reinstall your plugins.

    explorer and light explorer plugins have already been added to the plugins admin list.
    please enter “explorer” in the plugins admin search field and press next to see the following explorer plugins as seen in the screenshot.

    alt

    (notepad++ 7.6.1)
    note that plugins admin is not available in the portable version of notepad++



  • @Meta-Chuh

    The version of GUP.exe packaged with Notepad++ v7.6 and v7.6.1 is buggy. Unzipping of some plugin packages may produce corrupted files. I think currently it would be better to encourage users to migrate their already installed plugins instead of updating them.

    The next release of Notepad++ will be shipped with a fixed version of GUP.exe without the issues I mentioned above. See here.



  • @dinkumoil
    thanks for your reminder, i’ve followed all your testings on git and here.

    please keep in mind that many user are less experienced than we are and that manual installs would be a hurdle, thus my answers will sound very simple from time to time.

    i assure you that i’ve tried out installing light explorer prior to answering this question



  • After doing this, Still LightExplorer plugin is not displayed.

    1. reinstall Notepad++ 32bit (64bit is same, version is 7.6.1).
    2. replace GUP.exe from" dinkumoil post here".
    3. execute Notepad++ and find “Light Explorer” in Plugin Admin.

    Is this right process? please fix me.



  • @JoongKeun-Kim said:

    I usually open files from file explorer(ex: Light Explorer) plugin within Notepad++. After upgrading using Plugin Admin, Some Plugins such as “File Explorer”, “Light Explorer” is not showing up in Plugin list. Does any body know about this issue or do walk around this ?

    visit here :-
    https://notepad-plus-plus.org/community/topic/16790/notepad-7-6-1/35

    uninstall 7.6.1 and download new setup from
    https://notepad-plus-plus.org



  • Hello, @joongkeun-kim, @meta-chuh, @gurikbal-singh and All,

    AFAIK, even if you succeed to install the LightExplorer plugin correctly, due to the new plugin organization, it cannot, unfortunately, save the user options in the configuration file Lightexplorer.ini :-((. Indeed :

    • In N++ versions prior to v7.6 :

      • The LightExplorer.dll file was located, directly, inside the plugins folder

      • The LightExplorer.ini file, created by the plugin, itself, was, also, in the the plugins folder, along with the DLL

    => All the plugin’s functions worked correctly :-))

    • In the 7.6 and 7.6.1 versions of N++ :

      • The LightExplorer.dll file must be located in the plugins\LightExplorer sub-folder, due to the new plugin organization

      • But the LightExplorer.ini file, is NOT created, anymore by the plugin :-(( . I suppose that, internally, the fact of moving the plugin in the new LightExplorer sub-folder breaks its logic !

    So, in my portable 7.6.1 version of N++, I do have the LightExplorer installed, but… … some functionalities do not work properly :

    • The option Synchronize tree with current document does not work

    • The option Load tree state on startup cannot be unchecked any more

    • The option Add to favorites seems to work till the current N++ session is opened but is not saved in any LightExplorer.ini file !. Thus, on next N++ opening, all your favorite locations cannot be seen :-(

    Moreover, I’m afraid that the LightExplorer plugin is not maintained anymore :-(( The last v2.0 version was released in March 2009. See below :

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/npp-plugins/files/LightExplorer/


    As an alternative, you could try the Explorer plugin, from that address :

    https://sourceforge.net/projects/npp-plugins/files/Explorer/Explorer Plugin v1.8.2/

    • Download the Explorer_1_8_2_UNI_dll.zip archive

    • Under your active Plugins folder, create a sub-folder, named Explorer

    • Extract the Explorer_1_8_2_UNI_dll.zip archive ( just the .dll ) in this ...\plugins\Explorer sub-folder

    Contrary to the LightExplorer plugin, if you’ve modified some options, the Explorer plugin correctly saves, on N++ exit, all the user options in an Explorer.ini file, located in your ...\Config directory !

    Best Regards,

    guy038

    P.S. : Note that I also tried to duplicate the LightExplorer.dll file, directly in the ...\Plugins folder, though without success :-((


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