Is there any way to stop Notepad++ from writing its config. files to every folder that I edit a file in. I've tried installing with default options only and it still creates that folder with its config. files in it.

Thanks Bob

  • Hmm. Notepad++ is not writing any extra files here. What is the name of the file it is writing? – DavidPostill Mar 6 '15 at 17:08
  • in any folder when I edit a file it creates a folder named notepatt++ with 5 .xml files in it.. – rdealmeida Mar 7 '15 at 2:34

When opening a file Notepad++ will create a folder named "Notepad++" in the current working directory. The folder will have 5 files config.xml, contextMenu.xml, langs.xml, shortcuts.xml and stylers.xml.

You maybe able to fix this issue by disabling the Cloud service option (available in recent versions of Notepad++). Settings -> Preferences -> Cloud select "No Cloud", if a service is selected but disabled (grayed out) then it is a good indication that is the cause of the problem.

A common occurrence is to select the cloud option while a cloud service is installed and running. Then removing or disabling the service. Notepad++ will gray the radio box but wont un-select it (because the folder still exists at this point) at a later date if the local folder, that caches the cloud services files, is deleted then Notepad++ will revert to saving configuration files in the current working directory.

| improve this answer | |

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service, privacy policy and cookie policy

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.