Auto-re-registration of extensions from *.xml file on new computer?
Claudia Svenson last edited by
In the past I installed NP++ on a certain “main” computer and registered in
a couple of extensions.
Now I copied the whole NP++ installation folder (INCLUDING the *.xml config files) to another Win computer (=my notebook).
Much to my surprise all the previously registered extension are lost.
I have to manually re-registered them on the new computer again step by step.
Thats tedious and unnecessary.
Can NP++ auto-check on startup if the extensions (stored in an *.cml file) are still associated and - if not - automatically re-register them?
Alternatively NP++ should at least show the previously registered extension in “File associations” dialog and show a new button “Re-register extensions”.
This way users could save time to re-investigate which extension are necessary to register and adjust it with exactly ONE click.
PeterJones last edited by
Sorry. When Notepad++ registers an extension with Windows, that information is stored in the Windows registry, not in the Notepad++ configuration. That’s how registered extensions work for any application in Windows. When you copy a Notepad++ configuration from one machine to another, Notepad++ doesn’t know that you previously registered those extensions, because that’s not saved in the Notepad++ config files.