Comare Plugin not showing up in Plugin

  • Hi
    I have Copied ComparePlugin.dll to C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\plugins.
    Closed the notepad++ and reopened, but compare plugin is not showing up.

    Can you please let me know what should I do.


  • Depending on the npp version you use the setup is different.
    Can you post your debug info, which is available from the ? menu?.

  • Here is the Info

    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 : 1903
    OS Build : 18362.592
    Plugins : mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppExport.dll

  • @D-Mishra said in Comare Plugin not showing up in Plugin:


    ok, two notes,

    first Local Conf mode : OFF means that configuration files and plugins are located and searched in %appdata%\notepad++

    and second, because this is a newer version you have
    to create a folder with the same name as the plugin to make it
    work which means you need to have a directory

    but may I ask you why you don’t use the PluginAdmin to do the installation?

  • Sir, Thank you for your suggestion. By creating compareplugin Folder it worked.
    But How do I use PluginAdmin ?

  • @D-Mishra

    From the plugins menu you should have a Plugins Admin item
    if you click it a dialog should open and you can check which plugins you want to install. Plugin Admin takes care to download
    it and put it into the correct places.

  • Thank you Very much. You really saved a lot of time for me.
    Can you please help me , where do I get tricks and Tips for Notepad++.
    There might so many features available in Notepadd++ but we are using very little out of it , We used to see other friends , how they use notepad++. Like removing Tabs to spaces is one feature available, I found it while someone was doing it.

    Instead is there a place we can see all help full feature available in Notepad++.

  • @D-Mishra

    the only source I’m aware of is the official documentation here.
    It might not handle everything but I would say most of it.

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