From the following text, I'd like to find a n th character. For example, the 10th character is "u"`.

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According to this page, \w{10,} would work but when I type it in the Find what field of the Findwindow, it produces the message, 'Can't find the text: "\w{10,}"'

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Thanks in advance.

  • You should update your N++ as that regex should work to find strings of word characters equal to or greater than a length of 10 instead of giving a "Can't find the text" message.
    – Thell
    Oct 15, 2012 at 18:44
  • @Thell I'm using the portable v5.9.8. The reason is as far as I remember the recent versions of the portable build had an issue that the registered Run commands gets disappeared. I'll see if I can upgrade it. Thanks for telling me it.
    – Teno
    Oct 15, 2012 at 19:07

1 Answer 1


Press Crtl-G and choose Offset. Enter 10.

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