Is there a way to search within multiple directories in Notepad++ using the Find in Files feature?

I'd like to search the two following locations simultaneously:


I've tried combining them with a comma, a semicolon, and a space, but it doesn't seem to work.


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    Notepad++ doesn't support this. It only supports recursively looking inside a single folder.
    – Ramhound
    Mar 9, 2015 at 17:45
  • I'm sure I have been able to do this previously, but I can not for the life of me find how to do it again. you can use multiple file filters by seperating with a space, ie *.vb *.vbs
    – Rel
    Apr 13, 2015 at 3:04

2 Answers 2


If Notepad++ cannot do that, you can try using Sublime Text. It supports searching within multiple directories and the results are shown in a much more user-friendly way.

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  • I second the Sublime suggestion. I'm on the fence about which one I should use as a default editor...
    – Wouter
    Nov 7, 2016 at 9:23

There's a plug-in that might have supported this, but it's no longer compatible with the Unicode version of NP++: https://sourceforge.net/projects/npp-plugins/files/SearchInFiles/

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