// Moving my settings from an installation of NP++ to another //



  • Hi, everybody! I have been programming in C, C++ for 30 years and have been using NotePad++ for 8 to code in PHP and JavaScript, although I have never really mastered it. (Thank you, NP++ is of great help to me!)

    But, I have a problem with NP++. To manage several sessions in a convenient way for me, I just make a new installation of the program for every new project I get into, and I create a shortcut to notepad++.exe in each installation for each project. Problem is with keeping my settings in a project/session when I upgrade to new versions of NP++ or when I make a new installation for a new project.

    1. Style Configurator isn’t completley clear to me and I don’t find a complete description of the meaning and effect of each setting, besides I have the impression it is modified in new versions of NP++.

    2. I don’t even think there are files I can copy from one installation to a new one and carry exactly all my settings. I usually copied session.xml and lately stylers.xml too to the new installation, but they don’t carry all the settings.

    I have several specific settings that I care the most to keep, I’ll ask in a separate post on how to set them if I have to. My questions here are: Is there a complete help on the settings in Style Configurator? Is there a way to make a new installation of the same or newer version and keep all the settings?

    Thanks a lot in advance!



  • welcome to the notepad++ community, @Ricardo-E.-Trelles

    I don’t even think there are files I can copy from one installation to a new one and carry exactly all my settings. I usually copied session.xml and lately stylers.xml too to the new installation, but they don’t carry all the settings.

    the main settings are inside %AppData%\Notepad++\config.xml on regular installed versions of notepad++.

    to “clone” your complete notepad++, including all your customisations, from one machine to another:

    • please install the same version on the second machine (must also be the same, 32 or 64 bit release on both machines)
    • for 32 bit versions: copy the complete folder %ProgramFiles(x86)\Notepad++ from the source machine to the same folder at the target machine.
    • for 64 bit versions: copy the complete folder %ProgramFiles\Notepad++ from the source machine to the same folder at the target machine.
    • copy the complete folder %AppData%\Notepad++ from the source machine to the same folder at the target machine.

    best regards.


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