Notepad ++ 8.3.1 crashes and closes without warning
Hello, when I installed version 8.3 and 8.3.1, I noticed that my Notepad ++ crashes and closes when I edit a .txt file.
Could you please tell me if this is because of an installed extension? If so, which one?
Thanks in advance.
My debug infos :
Notepad++ v8.3.1 (64-bit)
Build time : Feb 13 2022 - 15:41:12
Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Command Line :
Admin mode : OFF
Local Conf mode : OFF
Cloud Config : OFF
OS Name : Windows 11 (64-bit)
OS Version : 2009
OS Build : 22000.527
Current ANSI codepage : 1252
Plugins : CodeAlignmentNpp.dll CSScriptNpp.dll CsvQuery.dll HTMLTag.dll ImgTag.dll jN.dll JsMapParser.NppPlugin.dll JSMinNPP.dll Linter.dll mimeTools.dll NavigateTo.dll NppConverter.dll NppEditorConfig.dll NppEventExec.dll NppExec.dll NppExport.dll NppFavorites.dll NppFTP.dll NPPJSONViewer.dll NppRegExTractorPlugin.dll NppXmlTreeviewPlugin.dll PoorMansTSqlFormatterNppPlugin.dll SessionMgr.dll XMLTools.dll _CustomizeToolbar.dll
I don’t have this problem with version 8.2.1
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PeterJones last edited by
Yep. You have a ton of plugins. And v8.3 and v8.3.1 upgraded the way that plugins interface with Notepad++… (it was even mentioned in the announcement posts which I just linked to). Unfortunately, that means that most plugins that worked with v8.2.1 and earlier need to be updated/recompiled by their individual maintainers and then you have to re-install (for most of them, it will have to be a manual re-install of the plugin, because the updated versions are not available from Plugins Admin yet). Some of the big-name plugins have been updated, but others aren’t as actively maintained, and you may have to fill out issues in each plugin’s issues-location and hope that the developer will fix it.
You can run
notepad++.exe -noPluginto disable all plugins, which should make v8.3.1 load properly. And you can load Notepad++ normally, but with the subdirectories in the
c:\program files\Notepad++\plugins\hierarchy renamed, and slowly re-enable plugins, figuring out which ones are working for you and which aren’t.
Teo Deb last edited by
@peterjones I was in exactly the same condition with 8.4.1. I did not start with the option to disable plugins but moved them out of the “plugins” folder doing several tests and restarting NPP each time.
In the end the only plugin that caused me problems was: nppPluginList.dll.
It doesn’t make any sense, I know. That should be the default.
By removing it (which is what handles the plugins!) I can keep all the others without any crashes.
PeterJones last edited by
Weird. You might want to grab a fresh copy of nppPluginList.dll from one of the portable downloads, and see if that fixes it. Because I know that nppPluginList does not crash v8.4.1 (or any other version of Notepad++ I’ve used since v7.6.3 stabilized on the modern nppPluginList)