Not Loading on windows 10 with the 20H2 update



  • notepad++ does not seem to load it goes throught the task manager ok but will not open any thing I have tried to load it in Admin mode as well and it does not load at all

    any help and or suggestions is most welcome



  • @Kobra299 ,

    I don’t have 20H2 yet, so I cannot try to replicate. But a couple of preliminary questions:

    • do you have any plugins installed? if so, can you run notepad++.exe -noPlugin and have it work? It may be that there’s a plugin causing your problem, rather than notepad++.exe itself.
    • which version of Notepad++ do you have? (since you cannot do ? > Debug Info, try looking at c:\program files\notepad++\change.log , or the appropriate path for your installation)


  • @Kobra299 said in Not Loading on windows 10 with the 20H2 update:

    notepad++ does not seem to load

    1. Notepad++ can be run with the command line argument -NoPlugin. So if you did have plugins, this will prevent any from loading. If you then find it works then you will need to disable the plugins and re-enable one by one until you find the culprit.
    2. Download a portable version of Notepad++ and install (essentially just unzip into any folder). Run it and see if it works. Try and get the same version number as this will also confirm whether a possible OS version issue. Or maybe it’s a corrupt install.
    3. Is it possible that Notepad++ is actually running, but it’s window is off-screen or minimised in such a way that you can’t see or maximise it?

    Terry

    Edit. I see @PeterJones got in just before me, although I do have a couple of other ideas he didn’t mention



  • @Terry-R said in Not Loading on windows 10 with the 20H2 update:

    1. Is it possible that Notepad++ is actually running, but it’s window is off-screen or minimised in such a way that you can’t see or maximise it?

    Good thought. Since @Kobra299 said “it goes throught the task manager ok”, I wasn’t sure if it ran-and-then-stopped in Task Manager, or it was running but not visible. If it’s running-but-invisible, then something @Kobra299 could try:

    1. use taskbar or task manager to bring it to focus (even though you cannot see it; task manager > right click > switch to or bring to front)
    2. Alt+Spacebar
    3. M (for “Move”) – if you have a different localization, use whatever accelerator key a normal Window uses for “Move” in the alt+spacebar menu
    4. hit left arrow (or other arrows)
    5. after that, the window should follow the mouse, even if it used to be off-screen


  • I use Notepad++ 7.9.4 (32-bit) on Windows 10 20H2 just fine.


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