Compare plugin not working in x64 version of NPP



  • OS version: Windows 7 Enterrpise SP2 x64
    NPP version: 7.6.2
    NPP location: “C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe”
    Plugin loction: “C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins”
    Plugin Version: 1.5.6
    Plugin resource: http://sourceforge.net/projects/npp-compare/

    The DLL and the doc-folder is placed in the plugins folder, as described in the documentation.

    Notepad++ does not show the plugin or any trace of it.



  • @Mathias-Dreßke

    do you really mean the old and deprecated Plugin Manager or the new Plugin Admin?

    If the latter is the case then I by using its UI it should be ok to install listed plugins.



  • @Mathias-Dreßke ,

    Go to the ? > Debug Info menu, Copy debug info into clipboard, and paste that info into your reply here.



  • @Mathias-Dreßke ,

    Compare plugin v 1.5.6 does not support x64 architecture.
    You’ll need 32-bit Notepad++ to use it or you’ll need Compare plugin v2.0.

    The second problem is that Notepad++ v7.6.2 plugins location is NOT C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins.
    The plugins for this Notepad++ version are located in the Public users folder C:\Users\Public\AppData\Notepad++\plugins and the Plugin MUST be put in its own sub-folder there - C:\Users\Public\AppData\Notepad++\plugins\ComparePlugin (copy all plugin files there).

    I would suggest to use the latest versions of both Notepad++ (v7.6.3 at the time of writing) and Compare plugin (v2.0).
    Notepad++ v7.6.3 has a feature PluginAdmin located under the Plugins menu - use it to install Compare plugin automatically - it will get the correct plugin version (x64 v2.0) and put it at the right place.



  • @Mathias-Dreßke said:

    OS version: Windows 7 Enterrpise SP2 x64
    NPP version: 7.6.2
    NPP location: “C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe”
    Plugin loction: “C:\Program Files\Notepad++\plugins”
    Plugin Version: 1.5.6
    Plugin resource: http://sourceforge.net/projects/npp-compare/

    The DLL and the doc-folder is placed in the plugins folder, as described in the documentation.

    Notepad++ does not show the plugin or any trace of it.

    you can download updated Compare plugin
    https://github.com/jsleroy/compare-plugin


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