This question from 4 years ago claims that Notepad++ has spell checking enabled by default. This doesn't seem to be the case anymore, as I haven't been able to find any sign of a spell check option in Notepad++ v7.5.1.

How can I re-enable spell checking in Notepad++?


There are several spell checkers available as plug-ins to Notepad++. You can add them via the Plugin Manager or manually by downloading them from the resources page and then extracting them to your Notepad++ install folder.

It seems the original default spell check was removed due to it occasionally causing crashes with Windows 10. The original spell check function was DSpellCheck.

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    This doesn't really answer the question. I certainly can't get spell check working after reading this answer :-( – Mawg Jul 8 '18 at 7:01

1) Install plugin Manager (if you do not have it already) from Plugin Manager

2) Install DSpellCheck plugin.

3) restart NPP.

4) Goto: Plugins -> DSpellCheck -> settings Change following.

   a) Library --> Hunspell
   b) Click "Download Dictionaries" button and download required language 
   c) Language --> <Select required languaue>.

5) Click apply.

6) Restart NPP

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    That doesn't work for me - the list of available dictionaries is empty. – Guillaume F. Apr 11 at 22:28

Install DSpellCheck plugin.

Here is how to,

  1. Goto: Plugins -> Plugin Manager -> Show Plugin manager
  2. Select DSpellCheck from Available plugin list
  3. Click Install and let notepadd++ restart
  4. Goto: Plugins -> DSpellCheck -> Change Current Language
  5. Select your language(s) and add

Follow the link http://aspell.net/win32/ and download and install both files Full installer and the precompiled dictionary for English aspell-en-<VERSION>.exe (or any other available language). Now you can access the spell checker from the menu Plugins > Spell-Checker > Spell-Checker... (If Spell-Checker plugin does not show up on the menu, install it by using the Plugin Manager).


Update to @techturtle's answer:
It is added back as per this thread. I also checked and tested this by installing latest version of Notepad++(v7.6.2). And now the answer to question from 4 year ago is working.

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