Notepad++ 8.4 Crashes opening XML files
Opening some, but not all XML files imediatly crashes Notepad++ 8.4.
Notepad++ v8.4 (64-bit)
Build time : Apr 20 2022 - 03:31:06
Path : C:\Program Files\Notepad++\notepad++.exe
Command Line :
Admin mode : ON
Local Conf mode : OFF
Cloud Config : OFF
OS Name : Windows 10 Enterprise (64-bit)
OS Version : 1909
OS Build : 18363.2094
Current ANSI codepage : 1252
Plugins : BigFiles.dll CodeAlignmentNpp.dll ColumnTools.dll ComparePlugin.dll ExtSettings.dll FWDataViz.dll HexEditor.dll ImgTag.dll Linefilter3.dll Linter.dll Merge files in one.dll mimeTools.dll NavigateTo.dll npp.connections.dll NppConverter.dll NppEventExec.dll NppExec.dll NppExport.dll NppGTags.dll NPPJSONViewer.dll NppMenuSearch.dll NppPluginOpenHost.dll nppplugin_ofis2.dll NppSaveAsAdmin.dll NppXmlTreeviewPlugin.dll PreviewHTML.dll PythonScript.dll Remove Duplicate Lines.dll RunMe.dll SQLinFormNpp64.dll SurroundSelection.dll XBrackets.dll XMLTools.dll _CustomizeToolbar.dll
According to the plugin issue post, plugin version v184.108.40.206 fixes the issue. You can manually download that and overwrite your XMLTools.xml with the one from v220.127.116.11, restart Notepad++, and the issue should be fixed. (The next Notepad++ release will link Plugins Admin to the updated plugin version, but until then, you have to do it manually instead of with Plugins Admin.) If upgrading to v18.104.22.168 does not fix it for you, please create an issue with the XML Tools developer at https://github.com/morbac/xmltools/issues/
@peterjones Thanks Peter.
@brianb1510 Just downloaded the XMLToolsplugin and replaced the DLL but the problem remains.
I then completely removed the XMLTools and the NppXmlTreeViewPlugin and restarted NPP.
The problem remains.
Try running with no plugins – easiest by running with command line option
-noPlugin– because you have a lot of plugins, and most probably have not been updated to work with the v8.3 API update in Notepad++
@rdipardo I have found the problem plugin.
It was version 22.214.171.124 of ColumnTools.
I updated to version 126.96.36.199 from
and the XML files open with all the rest of my plugins loaded,