Why does Notepad++ v7.6.4 consume 3 GB of RAM during start-up and is not starting at all?



  • After having downloaded NP++ v7.6.4 I noticed that during start-up of the program 3 GB of RAM is allocated (takes +/- 20 s). Next step is that the memory allocation drops to 5 kB and the process started again - up to 2 GB of space after 5-7 minutes (as I didn’t want to wait any longer I killed the process).

    I noticed the same behavior in v7.6.3 since last week - before it all was stable. What’s going on here?



  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @Wings2019

    notepad++ 7.6.4 (x86 and x64) consumes about 13-14mb ram, when all plugins are behaving correctly and no documents are opened.
    (when notepad++ is only showing a new 1 tab).

    please go to ? > debug info... > copy debug info into clipboard and paste it here, to have a look at your specific setup and your plugins.

    also check if you have opened large files in your session, as notepad++ will additionally allocate the memory to the size of all files to be re-opened.

    if the memory allocation drops and rises again in a loop, there might also be the chance, that you have opened one or more large files (300mb or more) and activated view > monitoring (tail -f) on one or more of them.


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