When you update manually from a zip file, what items do you need to protect i.e NOT overwrite?
I have already wiped out the macro file but I wonder what else I may need to protect
All of the XML files have the potential of overwriting a configuration change or customization you have made. But, at the same time, sometimes the XML files from the zip archive contain updates that are required to enable new features in Notepad++.
What I do when I’m updating is I do a file-compare (“diff”) using the ComparePlugin, to compare my XML files on one side vs the XML-from-the-new-zip on the other, and then I merge in anything from the new-XML that looks like it is missing in my-XML.
It’s a manual process for now, sorry. However, there was some talk recently about one of the contributors who might be working on such a utility to bundle with Notepad++ or include in the installer or something; and I have ideas for how to implement a standalone version of such a thing, if they don’t beat me to it – but don’t hold your breath waiting for mine. ;-)
Thanks for the reply… I will give this a try