Plugin admin and compare plugin removed after update notepad++
Recently I have updated notepad++ to 8.1 version, and lost some existing plugins. And also not able to see plugin admin option inside plugins menu.
Please suggest how to recover this option again.
Notepad++ v8.1.1 (64-bit)
Build time : Jul 1 2021 - 14:10:53
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 : 2009
OS Build : 19045.2604
Current ANSI codepage : 1252
Plugins : BigFiles.dll Comment Wrap.dll CSScriptNpp.dll mimeTools.dll NppConverter.dll NppEditorConfig.dll NppExport.dll NPPJSONViewer.dll
You updated to a version that’s 1.5 years old? /me shudders to think how old your from version was.
If you see a bug like Plugins Admin missing, a good idea is to try updating to the newest version (v8.5, released over the weekend) and see if the problem is fixed. If downloading the newest doesn’t work, please give us a recursive directory listing for
dir /s "c:\Program Files\Notepad++\"from a command prompt).
But if you were really updating from a version that old, then the old Compare plugin you used to have would not be compatible with the modern Notepad++, so v8.1.1 may have disabled it. If you can successfully install v8.5 and see Plugins Admin again, then you will see that Plugins Admin lists both Compare 2.0.2 and ComparePlus 1.1 – ComparePlus is the replacement for Compare, and will work better on modern Notepad++ going forward, so I highly recommend installing that.