Notepad++ is a free source code editor and Notepad replacement that supports several languages. Running in the MS Windows environment, its use is governed by GPL License.

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Where has Notepad++ hidden my file?

I have spent all day making notes on the planning of a two week task. As I came to the end of the day I couldn't save the file over to a Network Drive, so I closed Notepad++ and re-opened using ...
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Using Notepad++ to view text files that also contain lower ASCII control characters

When using Notepad++ to view text files that also contain some lower ASCII control characters (such as NUL, BEL, and ACK), it shows every lower ASCII character in brackets like this: [NUL][BEL][ACK] ...
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Using wildcard replace in Notepad++

stat x, y, z, x/y/z are numbers. Is there any regex command in notepad++ that allows me to replace all the text in a file that matches the pattern (stat x, y, z,(keep in mind that the numbers that ...
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Remove spaces at beginning of line if first non-space character is a letter (Notepad++)

I am using Notepad++ to cleanup some wiki code and would like to do the following: I need to remove all leading spaces from a line but only if the first non-space character is a letter. Here's an ...
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Remove Certain Characters in Long Chain (SMS)

I have a long .xml file of SMS with some messages in this format: <sms protocol="0" address=" (xxx) xxx-xxxx" date="1349121360000" type="2" subject="null" body="Body of the SMS is here" toa="null" ...
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find and replace with notepad++

I have tried to no extent to solve the following: ...
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How to remove linebreaks in Notepad++? in long text

I would like to know if is a method to remove linebreaks in Notepad++ aside from select and cntrl + J that is already explain here How to remove linebreaks in Notepad++? the Problem is ...
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Fold on “short form of here document”

Apologies for the x-post from stackoverflow, but there appear to be views of [notepad++] here. According to the man ksh or man bash page (RHEL 6.6.0) <<< word is the equivalent of: ...
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Notepad++ delete everything in line after certain character?

I have seen and used many other tips and advice to help what I am doing, Im not coding or anything just working with normal text and messaging and I wanting to know how to delete everything in a line ...
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Find and Replace Number Names with Digits

I have a long section of code that has number names, which I'd like to replace with just number symbols. What I have: PartOne PartTwo PartThree PartFour PartFive ... PartOneHundred What I want: ...
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Import content from another text file in a current text file at specific lines in Notepad++?

Here is my problem: Text 1 alliance of (123456789) alliance of (shhgafstys) alliance of (aseqwerty) ..... Text 2 htp://123.235.235.002 htp://125.126.214.008 htp://129.220.119.189 ..... So is ...
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Replace returns wrong capturing group

I have a text file that looks something like this: ,'','a','bc','def','ghi','lmn','op','qr','stu' I'm trying to replace groups of 5 with the match and a line break for easy readability. So, I'm ...
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Split a string up into rows by delimiter in Notepad++

I have a very long string, with with data split up by a "|" as a delimiter. It looks something like this: some data||some data|||| I want to split this line by line, to look like this: some data| ...
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List files and sort them manually Notepad++

I saw similar questions, but not one that resolves my need. I´m using Notepad++. I´m working with more than 50 files taking advantage (for navigation, aka, go to one file to other) of the “Document ...
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How to use the find/replace function with a variable number

Seems simple enough but I cannot find this. I need to find all entries with _setvar_5 Then number 5 being a variable number. how do I find all of those entries and have it find the number but ignore ...
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Removing specific expression on Notepad++

I have bookmarked a specific word in my document, it appears 4429 times. Now I just want to delete that word. The only option I can find is "delete bookmarked lines", but I don't want to get rid of ...
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How to make every last line the first one for every paragraph on Notepad++

I have many paragraphs of different lengths, with a blank line between each of them, that all end with a different signature (name + date + time). I would like to put those signatures to the top of ...
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There was a power failure and all my lines of code got turned into “NUL” in notepad++. Is there any way i can get my file back?

That was my many days of work. Is it possible to get back my file? Do you know any way in which i can get my original file back?
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How do I add brackets to the beginning of every line?

I am trying to add (' to the front of every line. I tried Find what: ^ Replace with: (' and bracket did not show up. How can I add it to the beginning of each line?
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Notepad++ or Vim Document Wrap or Text File Wrap

This is going to sound weird, bear with me. I am not looking for the regular word wrap, which I already know how to toggle. Is there any possibility to do a "document wrap" or "text wrap" in ...
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Insert New Line After X Amount Of Periods

Can someone please tell me what command would I need to type to have Notepad++ create a new paragraph after X amount of periods? For example, I want take a large block of text and have Notepad++ ...
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Notepad++ grouping/capture not working

A regular expression such as "(Received):" should match every "Received" that precedes a ":". N++ is finding for me the whole string: "Received:" So instead of highlighting in my document "Received" ...
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Default save extension in my Notepad++ is Normal text but Notepad++ is saving without an extension

When I try to save a file, the default extension is All types (* . *). It basically saves it without an extension, for example just new 1 instead of new 1.txt Default language option in Settings -> ...
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Force Unix line endings for a partition in Notepad++

I've a Linux partition mounted using Web Drive on a Windows PC. It uses the same Drive letter all the time. Whenever I create a empty new text file and then open it with Notepad++, it starts using ...
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Replace , (comma) within brackets in Notepad++

I want to Replace all instances of , (comma) in a string like: word, synonym, synonym (definition 1, definition2) I do not want to touch anything that is before first ( and I do not want to alter ...
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Easiest way to re-order answer key (list of correct answers)

I have a lot of answer keys that look like this: 1.A;8.C;15.E;22.B 2.B;9.D;16.A;23.C 3.C;10.E;17.B;24.D 4.D;11.A;18.C;25.E 5.E;12.B;19.D;26.A 6.A;13.C;20.E;27.B 7.B;14.D;21.A;28.C I'm trying to ...
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Create macro in notepad++ that copies line of text from one text file and pastes to another text file?

For example, I have a text file that has a tons of lines, but I only need the lines in the file that include the text "Employee_user_id". So I was thinking of doing something like this, using ...
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Copy file as raw binary text

I do need to copy the jce_policy-8.zip from my Mac to a Citrix Desktop on Demand. The customer blocked every fileshare and Download. So I have tried to copy the .zip as raw text. Source I open the ...
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Notepad++ user-defined language window too tall

Does anyone know how to resize the user-defined language window to a usable size? Maybe even get a fancy y-axis scroll-bar. I am using 1280*1024 and my potato monitor simply can't even. The bottom is ...
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How can I convert *.vtt subtitles to *.srt subtitles using regex (regular expressions) in notepad++?

As I learned, every line in a .vtt file starts with something like this: 00:00:06.984 --> 00:00:12.020 (line.1) But it should be like this for a .srt file: 00:00:06,984 --> 00:00:12,020 ...
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Notepad++ Can I dock the find window?

Can I dock the "find window" popup in notepad++? I work with multiple screens and when I do a Ctrl F the find popup could be anywhere on 3 screens. I'd like to have it docked inside the main notepad++ ...
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make symbols larger in notepad++

I am trying to make the symbols in notepad++ larger and have added the below in the shortcuts.xml file in the install directory. I do not see a new macro in the program however. What is wrong? ...
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Open file in Notepad++ as a tab without closing launched process

Some old tools are designed to work with an external text editor. I am stuck using a legacy tool that does this in the following way: Create a temporary file with the content to be edited. Launch ...
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How to delete last column in csv?

Kept trying various options through regex (^([^ ])., etc), but wasn't successful. I have a comma separated file, and would like to delete the last column. thanks
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Notepad++: Find surrounding Tags

Ive searched all over the net but could not find an answer yet. What I want to do by using notepad++ is: I have huge files with deep nested XML-tags. When I have selected one XML-Tag I want to either ...
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Is it possible to automate Notepad++, specifically the search and replace across files?

Is it possible to automate Notepad++, specifically the search and replace across files? I want to be able to automate the search and replacement of placeholder values across a number of file types, ...
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Notepad++ instant search

I am searching for a plugin or stuff that will allow to instantly search in notepad++... Like Visual Studio search does... I mean CtrlF and when hitting by eg. tes immediately first occurence of ...
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How to compile C++ code in Notepad++

I'm trying to code in C++ using Notepad++. As far as I know, Notepad++ needs to have scripts compiled by an external compiler (if this is not true please let me know) so I'm looking at using Eclipse ...
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Regex to match “a string of length less than X resides between two ”>“ symbols”

The have text in this form: >xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx >xxxxxxxxxxxxxx xxxxxxxxxxx > I need regex to match all >xxx... if there is ...
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How to fetch only email ids from a long text file?

I have text file with 1000s of words. This text file also contains several emails in it. I wanted to fetch all those emails only from the text file. Can someone pls help me. I have tried several ways ...
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Replacing double quotes with single quotes in windows notepad++

I have a file which has contents similar to this... 10004 "ALCAZAR " 115.0000 : 1 1.00000 1.042060 2.70188 10 Now I want to replace all the double quotes in that file with that of a single ...
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Need help to replace string in Notepad++ using regular expresson

I am trying to replace content /*6efdc4d230be4cf90bd9cefdffaeb74e*/ var ...
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How to copy multiple-line-regex outputs into clipboard using Notepad++

I have a fasta file containing genome sequences of multiple viruses. Example: >gi_138375030_Human_papillomavirus GAAAGTTTCAATCATACTTTATTATATTGGGAGTAAAAAAAA... >gi_94481944_Human_herpesvirus_3 ...
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How can I make Notepad++ “save as” default to a file extension based on the selected syntax highlighting language?

Let's say I write a Java class in Notepad++. I choose "java" in the language menu, and when I save the file it will automatically be a .java file. Well atleast it used to. I just reinstalled notepad++ ...
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How do I delete text between 2 characters?

For example I have: Apple:123456789:pear watermelon:57952161354:kfc How do I delete the text that's between the ":" to get this: Apple:apple watermelon:kfc
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How to find and replace line(s) in multiple files using Notepad++?

I have been messing with notepad++ for a bit now and am confused as to how to go about doing this: I have a line in multiple files (Within a root directory) that I am searching for. Example: ...
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NOTEPAD++ Encoding Chinese

I used Notepad++. I don't remember what I have pressed. Maybe I have pressed Ctrl+S. But then all Chinese changed to somethings like: vՍģũǥջ,ƽēډēŜŪӳƛĶıѯƳ˧͸Ǵӣ͸ÑʭنĆ.... Ɠłɏ˗Ɏǥջ, ŜŪ˙ȤŌơĨǥջŪƽēģٯÄ..... I ...
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Notepad++ custom language start of line comment

While attempting to define a language in Notepad++ I have hit a snag. If I set the line comment position to "Force at beginning of line" and use '*' as my comment marker, it inconsistently applies the ...
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Notepad++ save doesn't save in specified language

I'm experiencing an issue with the latest update of Notepad++ when I save a new file. If I create a new file, then set the language (for example to html), previously when you used "Save As" it would ...
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How do I remove everything after second “:” in Notepad++

I am not sure if this is possible but I would like to change candy:apple:good to candy:apple