compare plugin doesn't install

  • When I click the compare plugin on notepad ++ v7.8.4 (64 bit) it doesn’t install. I see a download box, but nothing happens. Any suggestions?

  • @Robert-Werner

    You do not get any information that something is happening?
    No error, no progress etc… ?
    Can you post your debug-info, which is available from the last menu, the ? menu?

  • That’s correct. The download box pops up and nothing happens. Even when I try to download and install from a third party I can’t get the plugin to work.
    Notepad++ v7.8.4 (32-bit)
    Build time : Jan 29 2020 - 01:33:47
    Path : C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
    Admin mode : OFF
    Local Conf mode : OFF
    OS Name : Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)
    OS Version : 1803
    OS Build : 17134.1304
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll

  • That sounds to me like you have need a proxy setup. If your IT group makes you go through a proxy server, follow the instructions in this other post for changing the proxy settings (in case it’s not clear over there: you must Run as Administrator to change proxy settings). I think this should fix your download issue

    Your second issue (“even when I try to download and install from a third party”) was clarified in your other post in another compare-plugin thread (please keep your issue consolidated here) is because you “moved it into notepad + +\plugins”. That’s wrong, and has been for over a year (since v7.6.3 in Jan 2019). Notepad++ now keeps its plugins in <installdir>\plugins\PluginName\PluginName.dll. So the ComparePlugin would go as <installdir>\plugins\ComparePlugin\ComparePlugin.dll, with any subfolders it wants as subfolders of that folder (<installdir>\plugins\ComparePlugin\subfoldername); there shouldn’t be any DLLs directly in <installdir>\plugins anymore.

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