Hi I use N++ 32-bit x86, latest version (8.1.4) and my notepad++ hangs up when opening. I get an absolute empty Page, no error-message at all. this empty page resists for more than a minute!
This Failure does show up from time to time only.
Sometimes notepad++ opens normally.
What is to be done?
In your previous session, did you have a network file open? Or a file from a thumb drive? Or from a cloud folder that might be syncing? Or is such a file listed in your recently-used-files list? If Notepad++ is trying to look for the existence of a file on a drive that’s not mounted, or slow to respond, or similar, then it can take a while
Turning on the checkbox for Settings > Preferences > Recent Files History > Don’t check at launch time might help speed up the process, because then it doesn’t check through the recently-used-files to see if they still exist.
Also, you might try turning off plugins (run with the
-noPluginoption, or rename
c:\program files (x86)\Notepad++\pluginsfolder) to see if one of your plugins is the culprit.