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I'm trying to install the nppColdFusion plugin that enables ColdFusion syntax highlighting in Notepad++.

It installed easily on my home computer (Windows Vista, using Notepad++ version 5.8.6). However, when I tried to install it on my work computer (Windows XP, using Notepad++ version 5.9.6.2) I get errors.

Running the installer provided (Install-nppCF.zip) failed, and when I tried to install all the files manually, it seemed to work but as soon as I clicked the "ColdFusion" language option in Notepad++ or opened a file with a ColdFusion extension, it crashed Notepad++. Any ideas?

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I am going to guess the problem is connected to the fact the plugin does not support the newer version of Notepad++ I would verify this fact by installing the same version on both computers –  Ramhound Dec 5 '11 at 16:14
    
@Ramhound - nope, that doesn't seem to be it. I tried reverting my work Notepad++ to a previous version and it still doesn't work –  stuck Dec 5 '11 at 16:35
    
And now I updated my home version to the newest version, so they're both 5.9.6.2, and it's still working there... –  stuck Dec 5 '11 at 16:37
    
The .ZIP file shouldn't "fail", as it's not an installer, just compression. If it does fail to open, then the .ZIP file is probably corrupted and you should re-download it. Which version of the nppColdFusion plug-in are you trying to use? Have you got the prerequisite sqlLite library/DLL installed/working on the work computer? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Dec 5 '11 at 17:26
    
@techie007 - I meant the executable file that's extracted from that zip file. It's supposed to take care of downloading the sqlLite dll for you. Worked on the home computer –  stuck Dec 5 '11 at 19:25

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Author of nppColdFusion here.

Generally this has been down to putting the database and config file in the Program Files\Notepad++\plugins\config folder rather than the %appdata%\Notepad++\plugins\config

Alternatively Plugin Manager 1.0.5 supports doing the full install. (I haven't tried it though).

Interesting that the Install-nppCF script did not work, I have tested it on XP, however as it's your work PC, maybe there's some restrictions stopping it.

Ben

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